Newsroom » Newsletters

VivaAerobus Now Flying in Houston

Houston Airport System
July 1, 2010

© Houston Airport System
VivaAerobus launched a low-cost nonstop flight between Houston and Monterrey on July 2, 2010

July is getting off to an exciting start at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), with the arrival of low-cost air-carrier VivaAerobus.

The Mexico-based airline begins Houston operations in Terminal D on July 2, with a non-stop flight to Monterrey, the start of bi-weekly service connecting the two cities.

“VivaAerobus is delighted to join these two important cities and to finally bring really low fares, competition and choice to consumers,” said Juan Carlos Zuazua, commercial director for VivaAerobus. “We know we are generating an important benefit mainly to passengers that wish to travel at a low cost. Flying to and from these destinations used to be extremely expensive, but today, thanks to VivaAerobus, expensive fares are over.”

The non-stop service will be available on Thursdays and Sundays, featuring the Boeing 737-300 aircraft, with a maximum capacity of 149 passengers.

The Thursday schedule calls for the flight to leave Monterrey at 7:00 a.m., arriving in Houston at 8:30 a.m., while the flight departs Houston at 9:15 a.m. and arrives in Monterrey at 10:50 a.m.

The Sunday itinerary includes a Monterrey departure scheduled for 4:35 p.m. and a Houston arrival of 6:05 p.m., while the flight to Mexico departs Houston at 6:50 p.m. and arrives in Monterrey 8:25 p.m.

“Houston is a very important destination to Monterrey, considering the commercial, educational and cultural bond between these two cities,” Zuazua says.

Monterrey is the third most populous city in Mexico, with a population of more than 3.5 million people.

Like Houston, Monterrey serves a vital role as an industrial and business center for its nation’s economy, especially in the areas of steel and cement manufacturing.

"Houston and Monterrey share a very special bond," says Ian Wadsworth, chief commercial officer for the Houston Airport System (HAS). "The two cities are close to one another geographically but more importantly, they both serve as strong economic engines for their particular regions. That's why we're so thrilled to see an expansion of the air service between the two cities."

Over the past 10 years, the Monterrey metropolitan area has experienced amazing growth, working its way from a population of 2.5 million to almost 4 million.

As for VivaAerobus airlines, the carrier has quickly built a route network that covers 26 destinations in both the United States and Mexico.

Copyright © 2010 - Houston Airport System

Share |
| | |