Mexico City, December 15, 2020. - Viva Aerobus, Mexico's ultra-low-cost carrier, received the Tourist Safety Stamp granted by the Secretary of Tourism of Mexico City´s Government for diligently complying with official guidelines and international standards on prevention and hygiene, thus taking care of the health and well-being of passengers and staff.
“We recognize the work that Viva Aerobus has done to provide a safe and reliable air transportation service. Besides providing peace of mind to passengers, it contributes to a responsible reactivation of the air sector in the country”, stressed Carlos Mackinlay, Mexico City´s Secretary of Tourism. He added that, at this time, the best tourism promotion is that establishments and service companies guarantee the safety of visitors and tourists; he mentioned that the priority is that companies are 100% prepared to comply with protocols and measures that take care of all of us.
This certification is the result of the successful implementation of the Viva Contigo (Viva with You) program, based on the guidelines issued by the World Health Organization, the Ministry of Health and the Mexican Federal Civil Aviation Agency in order to guarantee optimal conditions of hygiene, cleanliness and prevention in the airline's operations.
Consequently, Viva Aerobus established additional disinfection processes in aircrafts and common areas, training for its staff on preventive and sanitary protocols, mandatory use of face masks, disposition of sanitizing elements such as antibacterial gel and disinfectant towels, symptom detection tests to the staff, reduction of interaction at contact points such as counters and boarding rooms, an alliance with Cloralex, among many other actions. All the health measures established by the airline can be consulted at https://www.vivaaerobus.com/en/info/viva-actions-covid-19.
“We are proud to receive the Tourist Safety Stamp that results from hard work and commitment to protect what’s most important for Viva Aerobus: our passengers and staff. Prepared for the new normal, we offer a service under disciplined prevention and hygiene protocols, taking care of the economy of our passengers, and with the necessary support and flexibility in case of unforeseen events ”, stated Juan Carlos Zuazua, CEO of Viva Aerobus.
"Under these pillars of service we connect Mexico, helping to recover the confidence of passengers and reestablish tourism in a safe and responsible way," he added.
Viva Aerobus receives this recognition within the framework of its responsible expansion in Mexico City, inaugurating 4 new nonstop flights from / to the country's capital.
This week, regular routes will begin from Mexico City to Los Mochis and Durango (December 17) as well as to Chicago O'Hare and Ciudad Obregon (December 18). Considering these inaugurations, Viva has already launched a total of 15 new routes on the way to the new normal from the country's capital to Acapulco, Campeche, Ciudad del Carmen, Ciudad Obregon, Chetumal, Chicago, Durango, Los Mochis, Tampico, Veracruz, La Paz, Dallas Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Houston and San Antonio.
With the start of these routes, Viva Aerobus reaffirms its commitment to accessible air connectivity in Mexico City, one of its 5 operational bases. This December, Viva operates 38 routes: 31 domestic within Mexico and 7 international. This city has become a key destination for the airline as it has juts surpassed the record of 25 million passengers transported since its founding in 2006 from / to this entity, proof of the confidence of travelers in Viva's service.
At the national level, Viva's offer also continues to increase. During December, 128 routes are offered (103 domestic within Mexico and 25 international); this implies a growth of 10% in its operational capacity and an increase of 9 routes compared to December 2019, thus leading the sector´s reactivation in the country.
Viva recalls that recently it permanently removed change fees. Now, passengers who require changing the route, date, or schedule timing, within the same day of travel, on domestic or international flights, will no longer pay any change fee, only the fare difference, if any.
Passengers can purchase their tickets at the official Viva Aerobus website: https: //www.vivaaerobus.com/en, in the Viva App, at the VivaTiendas or by dialing the Call Center (toll-free) +1 866 FLY VIVA (+1866 359 8482).
About Viva Aerobus
Viva Aerobus is Mexico's ultra-low-cost airline. It started operations in 2006 and today it operates the youngest Latin American fleet with 41 Airbus A320. With a clear vision to give all people the opportunity to fly, Viva Aerobus has democratized the airline industry with the lowest rates in México and the lowest costs in Latin America, making their flights the best value offer. For more information please visit: https://www.vivaaerobus.com/en.
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