VivaAerobus Airline

VivaAerobus Plane in flight
••• VivaAerobus mexican airline. Courtesy VivaAerobus

Viva Aerobus is a low-cost Mexican airline that was founded in 2006 in the city of Monterrey. The airline is co-owned by the founders of Europe's biggest low-cost carrier, Ryanair, and the biggest bus company group in Mexico, IAMSA. The airline's main office is located in the Monterrey International Airport, in Terminal C. Like RyanAir, Viva Aerobus operates on the concept of charging more for specific services.

Purchasing tickets:

You can buy tickets for Viva Aerobus flights online at the website, by phone, at select bus stations in Mexico, airports, or in Viva Aerobus ticket offices. You will get the lowest rate by booking online. When booking your flight you will be given the option of a "Viva Light" or "Viva Regular" ticket, depending on whether or not you will need to check bags. There is a cost difference between the two plans.

Baggage Allowance:

With the Viva Light plan, you can take one carry-on item of up to 10 kg (22 pounds) and no checked luggage. The maximum dimensions of carry-on is 55 x 40 x 20 cm. With the Viva Regular plan the carry-on restrictions are the same, and you are also permitted checked luggage of up to 15 kg (33 pounds). There is also the option for Viva Regular passengers of increasing the weight of checked luggage from 15 to 25 kilos or 32 kilos, for an extra charge, of course.

If you'll be traveling with sport equipment, musical instruments or other baggage that requires special handling, you should include it in your reservation in the "My flight" section. There is a charge of 400 pesos for this type of special baggage.

Viva Aerobus Domestic Destinations:

Viva Aerobus serves 49 Mexican destinations which include Acapulco, Campeche, Cancún, Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez, Cuernavaca, Culiacán, Guadalajara, Hermosillo, Huatulco, La Paz, León, Los Cabos, Mazatlán, Mérida, México City, Monterrey, Oaxaca, Puerto Escondido, Puerto Vallarta, Queretaro, Reynosa, Tampico, Torreón, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Veracruz and Villahermosa.

Viva Aerobus International Destinations:

Viva Aerobus offers international flights to a few destinations in the United States: Chicago Midway, Las Vegas, Miami, Orlando, San Antonio and Houston.

Viva Aerobus's Fleet:

Viva Aerobus has a fleet of 16 Boeing 737-300 which have a capacity of 148 passengers, and four Airbus 320 aircraft with a capacity of 180 passengers.

On-Board Refreshment

VivaAerobus offers a menu of drink and snack options which passengers may purchase on board flights, which includes soft drinks, coffee, beer and spirits, sandwiches, chips and cookies.

Shuttle Service 

VivaAerobus offers shuttle service in several popular destinations. the service is called VivaBus and offers bus transportation from the airport to downtown or other popular locations.

Customer Service:

Toll Free from the USA: 1 888 935 9848
In Mexico: (55) 47 77 50 50

Viva Aerobus Website and Social Media:

Twitter: @vivaaerobus