Low cost colombian company Viva Airlines I started working in Brazil this week with regular round trip flights from Medellin to Sao Paulo.
Departing flights are scheduled for Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, arriving in São Paulo (Guarulhos) at 4:25 am the following morning (VVC-461).
back to Medellin 5:25 a.m. (flight VVC-460) takes place on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. The inaugural operation, last Wednesday (22), according to the data of the Radarbox platform, was an aircraft HK-5389.
Low cost airlines reduce operating cost to offer cheaper tickets. In this form, Already working in Brazil Flybondi, JetSmart, Sky Airline and Norwegian Airlines.
On Viva, all tickets include a backpack or bag that can fit under the front seat. Large bags, food and drinks are charged separately.
Another difference from traditional airlines is that the Colombian airline only operates with one type of seat on the plane. There is no economy, business or first degree.
São Paulo residents who want to take advantage of the state holiday on July 9 by flying to Colombia’s second largest city, and returning the following Tuesday (12), can find return tickets from R$ 3,671 on Viva Air.
The same route starts via Avianca, which acquired the Colombian company in April, at R$5717. For Copa Airlines Panama, the estimated cost for a kayak is R$5,089.
The company’s regular flights in Brazil will be on Airbus A320neo aircraft, with a capacity of 188 passengers in one class.
The arrival of Viva Air comes a week after President Jair Bolsonaro (PL) objected to Free baggage returns on domestic flights and international.
ban proposal Baggage Check Fee It was part of a temporary measure approved by Congress at the end of May that became the Simple Flight Act.
Since discussion of returning the mandatory baggage allowance resumed in Congress, the Brazilian airline industry has opposed it. Among some of the reasons given, the companies highlighted that the adoption of this measure would lead to the incompatibility of Brazil with the international market. Currently, only Cuba and North Korea are still adopting this franchise model.
According to Abear (Brazilian Airlines Association), the current model of charging for baggage carriage, separate from the airline ticket, allows for a cheaper fare class for those traveling without baggage.
According to industry experts, in the mandatory concession, the order value was reduced in the price of tickets for all passengers, even those traveling without a suitcase.
Operating since 2012, Viva Air is headquartered in Colombia, has domestic flights in Colombia and Peru and provides international routes between these countries and Argentina, the United States and Mexico.
Since the end of the pandemic, airlines around the world are trying to get back on their feet again. Global demand for domestic and international air travel in April 2022 increased by 78.7% compared to the same month in 2021, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), but the sector remains affected. Now, to the war in Ukraine and restrictions on flights in China.
In Brazil, the price of QAV increased by 102.4% in 12 months, compared in June 2022 with the same period last year, according to data from the National Ports Agency (Agência Nacional do Petróleo, Gás Natural e Biocombustíveis).
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