Viva Aerobus accepts first of two A320neos from BOC Aviation

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Global aircraft leasing company BOC Aviation Limited has delivered the first of two brand new Airbus A320neo aircraft to Aeroenlaces Nacionales, S.A. de C.V., trading as Viva Aerobus.

The second aircraft is also scheduled for delivery shortly. These two new additions to Viva’s fleet are part of BOC Aviation’s existing order book and will be powered by the fuel-efficient Pratt & Whitney GTFTM engines.

A double celebration for BOC Aviation

This delivery actually marks a double celebration for BOC Aviation. Firstly, it welcomes Viva as a new customer. Secondly, the delivery of these aircraft pushes BOC Aviation’s owned fleet to reach an impressive 400 aircraft.

Robert Martin, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of BOC Aviation, expressed his delight, stating, “Today we have a double celebration: we are delighted to welcome Viva as a new customer and our owned fleet hits the 400 aircraft milestone with this delivery.”

“We are excited to support Viva’s rapid growth with some of the most technologically advanced and fuel-efficient aircraft available.”

Viva Aerobus, as one of Mexico’s leading low-cost carriers, stands poised for further expansion and success.

The addition of these Airbus A320neo aircraft, equipped with cutting-edge engine technology, highlights Viva’s move towards ‘next generation’ aircraft with optimal cabin experience benefits as well as fuel efficiency.


Juan Carlos Zuazua, the Chief Executive Officer of Viva Aerobus, expressed gratitude towards BOC Aviation for their contribution to Viva’s growth strategy.

He emphasized the importance of operating a young and reliable fleet, delivering customer-focused service, and offering market-leading low fares.

The collaboration with BOC Aviation allows Viva to achieve these goals, ensuring an enhanced travel experience for their customers.

About Viva Aerobus

Viva Aerobus is a Mexican low-cost airline headquartered in Ciudad Apodaca, Nuevo León, Mexico. It is fully owned by IAMSA, the largest bus company group in Mexico. The airline was founded in 2006 and began operations in 2007. Viva Aerobus operates a fleet of Airbus A320 and A321neo aircraft.

Viva Aerobus offers flights to over 50 destinations in Mexico, the United States, and Colombia. The airline’s main base of operations is Monterrey International Airport, but it also operates from several other airports in Mexico.

In 2021, Viva Aerobus carried over 18 million passengers, making it the third largest airline in Mexico. The airline has been profitable for several years and has been expanding its fleet and network of destinations.

The latest delivery of the first of two leased Airbus A320neo aircraft becomes the latest step in the Mexican airline’s fleet expansion program.

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