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Viva Aerobus announces service to the San Francisco Bay Area at OAK

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Viva Aerobus

Seats are on sale now for summer 2024 flights to Monterrey, Mexico

Oakland, Calif. – September 28, 2023: Mexico’s Viva Aerobus announced that it will commence twice weekly Monday and Friday service between Oakland International Airport and Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico, beginning July 1, 2024. Viva Aerobus will operate the new service on its Airbus A320 NEO aircraft, which seats 186 passengers and offers efficient engines and lower fuel consumption. The airline is a new entrant at OAK and this new flight will be the only nonstop service between Monterrey and the San Francisco Bay Area.

The flights will follow the schedule below:

Depart OAK 2:10 PM – Arrive MTY 6:40 PM

Depart MTY 9:35 AM – Arrive OAK 12:40 PM

“Oakland International Airport welcomes Viva Aerobus to our growing roster of air carriers,” says Craig Simon, Interim Director of Aviation at the Port of Oakland. “The Monday and Friday flights between Oakland and Monterrey will cater to business and leisure travelers alike. OAK is proud to soon be the home of the only nonstop service between the San Francisco Bay Area and this popular, growing destination in Mexico.”

Viva Aerobus, based in Mexico, is an ultra-low-cost airline that operates a fleet of 78 aircraft. They lay claim to “the youngest fleet in Latin America,” and offer service at 51 international and domestic destinations.

"We are excited to start flying to new cities in the US as part of our major expansion strategy in this country, encouraging passengers to take advantage of our increased connectivity, low fares and modern fleet”, said Juan Carlos Zuazua, CEO of Viva Aerobus. “This new route not only connects two individual cities but provides San Francisco Bay Area passengers with a wide range of connecting flights that link Monterrey to over 30 key destinations to discover Mexico. It also represents more opportunities for Mexican travelers to enjoy the beauty of The Bay, serving leisure, VFR, and business markets; thus boosting local tourism and economy”, he added.

There are significant connections between Monterrey, located in the Mexican state of Nuevo León, and the education and tech economy in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. With its university base, business orientation, and major corporate headquarters, Monterrey is home to a growing entrepreneurial ecosystem. Strategic business clusters in Monterrey include nanotechnology, biotechnology, aeronautics, medical services, automobiles, home appliances, IT and software, multimedia, transport and logistics, agribusiness, energy, and tourism.

Travelers can book their tickets now at VivaAerobus.com.


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 78 Airbus: 45 Airbus A320 and 33 Airbus A321. With a clear vision to give all people the opportunity to fly, Viva Aerobus has democratized the airline industry with the lowest fares in Mexico and the lowest cost structure in America, making their flights the best value offer. For more information please visit: www.vivaaerobus.com/en

Media Contact:

Walfred Castro, Corporate Communication Director, Viva Aerobus: walfred.castro@vivaaerobus.com


About Oakland International Airport

Oakland International is the main airport for the greater East Bay, the most populated area in the metropolitan San Francisco Bay area. It is the closest airport to most Bay Area employers. By roadway and BART air-rail, OAK enables excellent access to all the region’s business, entertainment, and tourism venues. The vision of Oakland International Airport is to be the airport of choice for San Francisco Bay Area residents and visitors alike. OAK is operated by the Port of Oakland, which also oversees the Oakland seaport and 20 miles of East Bay waterfront. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 98,000 jobs in the region with more than a $174 billion economic impact.

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