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Viva Aerobus launched its first services in Nov-2006. The Mexican ultra low-cost carrier operates from its main base at Monterrey Escobedo International Airport providing domestic services to Mexican Tier I cities and leisure destinations as well as to the US. The carrier also operates to other smaller regional centres. VivaAerobus was formed as a result of a strategic alliance between Grupo IAMSA, one of Mexico’s leading bus transportation providers and Irelandia Aviation, the investment vehicle of the Ryan family-founders of Ryanair. 

Hear exclusively from VivaAerobus, CEO, Juan Carlos Zuazua as he provides an update on the carrier and industry in Mexico. 


  • Viva Aerobus, CEO,Juan Carlos Zuazua Cosio
  • IATA, Regional Vice President, The Americas, Peter Cerda

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Toronto Pearson International Airport, via its official website and Twitter account, announced (23-Sep-2021) customers accessing certain food and beverage concessions must show proof of identification and full COVID-19 vaccination to enter, as per Ontario provincial regulations. Exceptions will be made for children under the age of 12 and those who either provide valid medical reasons or who are entering spaces in a work capacity.

Air Peace, via its official Facebook account, announced (23-Sep-2021) it received its fourth Embraer E195-E2 aircraft. As previously reported by CAPA, the airline deployed its first three E195-E2s into service in Jul-2021. Air Peace chairman and CEO Allen Onyema commented: "We are supposed to have received more of these aircraft before now but the scarcity of dollar has delayed this" (Vanguard, 23-Sep-2021).

S7 Group announced (23-Sep-2021) its new low cost Russian airline will be named Citrus and will commence operations in Jul-2022. The LCC's network will focus on direct interregional domestic routes, mainly in central Russia, bypassing Moscow hubs. Citrus will operate a fleet of A320neo aircraft and a preliminary agreement has been signed for the first four aircraft. The airline plans to expand its fleet by six to eight aircraft p/a for its first three years of operations, reaching a fleet of more than 20 aircraft in 2024. Passenger traffic is expected to reach approximately one million in the first year of operations, increasing to between six and seven million p/a from 2024. Citrus will launch ticket sales in spring 2022. [more - original PR - Russian]

Assaeroporti reported (22-Sep-2021) the following traffic highlights at Milan Malpensa Airport for Aug-2021:

  • Passengers: 1.5 million, -56.7% compared to Aug-2019;
  • Cargo: 55,410 tons, +45.2%;
  • Aircraft movements: 14,442, -47.2%.[more - original PR - Italian]

IATA reported (23-Sep-2021) All Nippon Airways (ANA) is in the process of evaluating the commercial and technical requirements for implementation of the IATA Travel Pass. ANA was the first airline in Japan to trial the app, conducting their trial at the end of May-2021. Japan Airlines (JAL) has also conducted a trial of the app, starting in Jun-2021 and finishing at the end of Aug-2021. Both carriers reported they have received positive feedback from their passengers who chose to utilise the app. [more - original PR]

CAAC stated (22-Sep-2021) Air France's Paris-Tianjin service will continue to be suspended for a further two weeks from 11-Oct-2021m after seven passengers on flight AF382 tested positive for coronavirus on 10-Sep-2021. The carrier's service was scheduled to be suspended for four weeks from 13-Sep-2021. [more - original PR - Chinese]

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