Today, Viva Aerobus, Mexico´s ultra-low-cost airline, inaugurated its new international route Mexico City-Las Vegas, result of its commitment to expand an affordable connectivity network for everyone. The route will have a daily frequency and tickets at prices starting from USD $114 ($ 2,117 pesos).
The ceremony was attended by Alejandro Madrigal Becerra, Consul of Mexico, Rosemary Vassiliadis, director of Clark County Aviation Department, Cathy Tull, senior vice president of marketing in Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and Juan Carlos Zuazua, general director of Viva Aerobus, who made the classic ribbon cutting to celebrate the arrival of a new strategic ally in benefit of the accessibility between both countries.
“The arrival of Viva Aerobus to Las Vegas is a great opportunity to continue strengthening commercial and tourism relations between Mexico and the state of Nevada. Currently, Mexican tourists are the second largest group of international visitors to the state. We hope that this new route will also contribute to increase the number of visitors from the United States and other countries to Mexico”, said the Consul of Mexico, Alejandro Madrigal.
This new route is part of Viva Aerobus strategy focused on customers. “Each new route is backed by the deep knowledge we have of our passengers. Our vocation is to satisfy their needs and preferences. Thus, we know how and where they want to travel and Mexico is the second most important international market for Las Vegas”, said Juan Carlos Zuazua, general director of Viva Aerobus.
“We are thrilled to see our airline partnerships continue to expand, providing more nonstop options for visitors from Mexico”, said Cathy Tull, senior vice president of marketing for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.
“With the new daily route on Viva Aerobus, we are anticipating nearly $78 million in annual economic impact. More than 1.2 million travelers from Mexico visit Las Vegas every year, and this added service provides continued growth to help us achieve our goal of increasing international visitation over the next decade”, Tull added.
“We welcome Viva Aerobus’s newest nonstop flights and believe its low fares will bring great success, making Las Vegas an even more easily accessible option for Mexican visitors,” said Rosemary A. Vassiliadis, Clark County Aviation Director. “In response to continued interest from around the world, McCarran International Airport recently increased its capacity to handle international arrivals and is expanding amenities with a new high-end airport lounge and expansive duty-free retail location.”
In the words of Juan Carlos Zuazua, the greater availability of flights at a competitive price will increase passenger traffic, thus, boosting business and tourism for both, Mexico and the United States, by connecting the wide cultural offer of Las Vegas, “World Capital of Entertainment”, and Mexico City, the city with most museums in the world.
“We are closing a great year for Viva Aerobus. Today we are the fastest growing Mexican airline. In fact, this year we expect to have an approximate increase of 30% in terms of passengers. We are very proud to celebrate 11 years of service to all travelers”, concluded Zuazua.