Air data platform CH Aviation has recognized Colombian airline Viva as having the youngest passenger airline fleet in Colombia, and the third youngest in South America. Of Viva’s 20 existing aircraft, five are the newest Airbus A320neos that offer longer range and higher fuel efficiency, leading to both lower cost and environmental impact. The COVID-19 Pandemic has not slowed Viva down, with no reported delays in their order for 50 additional Airbus aircraft.
Viva has publicly stated its vision of connecting The Americas from Buenos Aires in the south to New York in the north via its Medellín primary hub. Of the 50 aircraft on order, 35 are A320neo and the others are standard A320 models. The A320s equipped with Viva’s CFM LEAP-1A turbofan jet engines consume 15% less fuel than existing models, reducing CO2 emissions by 4% and noise by 50%.
All existing Viva aircraft are equipped with HEPA air filters that remove over 99% of bacteria, viruses and particle contaminants that pass through them every two minutes during flight.
“At Viva we celebrate this international recognition that exalts our fleet as the most modern in Colombia, and the third youngest in the region. As a Low-Cost airline, this advantage makes us more efficient and competitive, allowing us, among others, to have the best punctuality in the country and reduce our operating costs, which enables us to always offer low prices, in line with our model “, said Félix Antelo, CEO and president of the Viva Air Group. “In addition, our order for 50 aircraft does not stop, despite the challenges and the pandemic, this year we will receive four NEO aircraft that come to complement our young fleet. Even the most recent arrived just this week at the José María Córdova International Airport.”