(QCOSTARICA) Viva Latinoamérica says it will be expanding its operations in the region witht the opening of a low-cost airline operating from Costa Rica.
VivaCam, (Viva Centroamerica) wich plans to generate some 200 jobs in the first year of operation in the country, joins the family of Viva airlines that includes the Colombian low-cost airline, VivaColombia and VivaAerobus in Mexico.
Shareholders of the company are Europe’s Irelandia Aviation, the world’s premier low cost carrier and Mexico’s IAMSA.
Joseph Mohan, president of VivaCam, says the airline plans to be operating in the country starting early next year and carry some 250,000 passengers to and from Costa Rica annually.
Mohan said the plan is offer low-cost flights from San Jose to Central America, using two Airbus 320 aircraft and by year three expanding to six, with routes to North and South America and the Caribbean.
The company is in the process of obtaining certification from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (Dirección General de Aviación Civil).