MIAMI – Mexican low-cost carrier, Viva Aerobus, announced that it will begin service to Las Vegas from Mexico City. The route will be the airline’s first international route from Mexico City and the second route from Las Vegas. The carrier currently serves Las Vegas with seasonal service to Monterrey.

“We are very proud and satisfied with this new route that strengthens us, even more, as an ally of tourism. Thanks to our unbeatable prices, we make possible to more Mexican tourists to visit one of the most attractive destinations in the United States, Las Vegas. In addition, this route is also a bridge for more people to visit Mexico City from our northern neighbor “, said Gian Carlo Nucci, CEO of Grupo Viva Aerobus.

“During the first 12 months of operation of Mexico City-Las Vegas route, we will offer travelers more than 130,000 seats at the best price to fly in Mexico’s most modern fleet. Therefore, with the increase in our flight offer and thanks to the trust that our passengers give us, we will continue as the fastest growing Mexican airline”, said Juan Carlos Zuazua, general director of Viva Aerobus.

“During the first four months of 2017, we increased our passenger traffic by 44% in our entire route network”, mentioned Juan Carlos Zuazua, general director of Viva Aerobus.

The announcement comes as Viva Aerobus continues to execute an impressive expansion plan. In 2017 alone, it will launch 12 new routes for a total of 77 routes to 34 destinations. Fueling this expansion is the addition of the A320neo to the Viva Aerobus fleet. The airline took delivery of two A320neo aircraft in late 2016 and has 38 more neos on order.

“We are thrilled Viva Aerobus has announced daily nonstop service from Mexico City to Las Vegas,” said Cathy Tull, senior vice president of marketing for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. “Mexico is the number two source of international visitation to Las Vegas, with more than 1.2 million travelers annually. Our partnership with Viva Aerobus offers additional flexibility for visitors and each seat provides opportunity for continued growth from Mexico.”

“With the addition of these Viva Aerobus non-stop flights, Las Vegas is now more accessible than ever,” said Chris Jones, chief marketing officer for the Clark County Department of Aviation. “In response to increased interest from travelers who live outside the United States, McCarran International Airport has recently doubled its number of international gates. Viva Aerobus passengers will find our airport is well prepared to welcome the world.”

Currently, Aeroméxico, Interjet, and Volaris operate routes between Las Vegas and Mexico City. The Viva Aerobus fleet currently stands at 22 aircraft.