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Viva Air Launches Its New Image

On its ninth anniversary, the Colombian low-cost airline Viva Air announced on Tuesday, June 1, that it is transforming and changing its image, to be called simply "Viva." Viva started back in 2012 as “Viva Colombia,” then, in 2017, the carrier changed its name to “Viva Air,” in which it operated as a group in Colombia and Peru. As explained by the carrier, a “V” is both a boomerang. the symbol that flies, that comes and goes. A round trip,…

Sky Airlines and Viva Air Start 2021 Announcing New Routes

Despite new Colombian requirements for travel during the pandemic, the Viva Air Group announced the recent reopening of its direct flight from Lima, Peru to Medellín, Colombia. The carrier announced that it will offer service on three weekly flights, scheduled every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, and will be operated by…

First International Flight From Colombia Will Be to U.S.

The reactivation of international flights in Colombia will begin with the first commercial flight between Cartagena and Miami on Sept. 19 to be operated by U.S. low-cost airline Spirit Airlines. According to Colombian news outlet Semana, Cartagena International Airport will be the first Colombian hub to receive international flights due…

U.S. Fund Makes Major Investment in Latin America’s Viva Air

U.S. investment firm Cartesian Capital Group has injected $50 million into Latin American low-cost carrier Viva Air, a subsidiary of low-cost developer Irelandia with bases in Colombia and Peru. The investment will help Irelandia's Latin American venture finance its fierce regional expansion plans, including setting up a base in a…

Interview: Viva Air Peru Pioneers as Airline Hits 20 Months…

Viva Air, Irelandia Aviation's South American venture, has been bringing the ultra-low-cost model and the operational capabilities from the successful Ryanair to transform the way people fly in a region historically driven by concentrated legacy carriers. The holding first launched operations in Colombia in 2012, where the airline was successful…

Viva Air Set to Begin International Expansion with its Peruvian…

After a year of solid growth in the Peruvian domestic market, Viva Air Peru, part of Viva Air, announced that it will begin flying between Lima, Peru and two cities in Colombia beginning in November this year. Ticket sales began this week. Flights from the Peruvian Capital to Bogota and…

Viva Air Confirms Airbus A320 Order

Viva Air, a low-cost carrier group owned by Irelandia Aviation, confirmed an order of 50 new Airbus A320 family aircraft. The news follows the airline signing a memorandum of understanding with the European aircraft manufacturer at the Paris Airshow earlier this year. The order will be split between Viva Air's…