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Mexico: Viva Aerobus Inaugurates Flights Between Toluca and Puerto Vallarta

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A VivaAerobus A320 in Las Vegas (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

On November 14 Viva Aerobus inaugurated its flights between Toluca International Airport (AIT) and Puerto Vallarta (PVR). This is the company’s fourth domestic destination inaugurated at AIT this year, the low-cost airline is the second airline to offer service from the three airports in the Mexico City metropolitan area.

“We celebrate that Viva Aerobus continues to grow from Toluca Airport, where we have a modern infrastructure and warm service to serve more and more passengers. Thus, working together, airport and airline, we strengthen the tourism and commercial sector of our state and, consequently, promote regional development,” said Hugo Alberto Delgado Ortega, General Director of AIT.

Flight VB 9144 was operated in an Airbus A320neo registered with registration number XA-VIR, which took off from Toluca (TLC) at 10:47 local time and landed at Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR) at 11:49, after one hour and one minute. According to the Federal Civil Aviation Agency (AFAC), 1,040,224 passengers and 405.4 tons of cargo were moved between Puerto Vallarta (PVR) and the Mexico City metropolitan area in 7,503 operations during the period January – September 2022.

Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR) receives non-stop services from the three main airports in the Mexican capital, which include Benito Juárez (MEX), Felipe Angeles (NLU) and Toluca (TLC).

Flight Itinerary

  • Toluca – Puerto Vallarta Flight VB 9144 TLC 10:40 – PVR 12:10 daily flights.
  • Puerto Vallarta – Toluca Flight VB 9145 PVR 12:50 – TLC 14:25 daily flights.

Viva Aerobus continues to strengthen its domestic air operations. According to AFAC data, the low-cost airline is the second largest air operator in the domestic market in terms of passengers transported. Between January and September of this year, the company has mobilized 12,447,264 domestic passengers and 6,325.6 tons of cargo in 75,173 operations.

“Now, for the convenience of all travelers in the Metropolitan Zone of the Valley of Mexico, they can now choose whether to fly non-stop to Puerto Vallarta from AIT or AICM, always in new aircraft and at low prices so they can make the most of any trip, whether for pleasure or business,” said Walfred Castro Novelo, Director of Communications of Viva Aerobus.

Viva Aerobus schedule in Toluca

According to data compiled through Cirium, Viva Aerobus will have 18,228 weekly seats in Toluca (TLC) in December, making it the second-largest airline in this destination.

  • Cancun (CUN): two daily flights.
  • Merida (MID): daily flights.
  • Monterrey (MTY): three daily flights.
  • Puerto Vallarta (PVR): daily flights.

All routes are operated in Airbus A320neo aircraft with a capacity of 186 seats in a single-class configuration.

This article was originally published by Rainer Nieves Dolande on Aviacionline in syndication with AirlineGeeks.


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