Swiss air data platform CH Aviation has recognized Colombian low cost international airline Viva for having the newest fleet on the entire South American continent, and the fourth youngest fleet of all commercial passenger carriers on the entire planet. CH Aviation maintains an extensive database of over 4,700 operating airlines, 1,000 aircraft leasing firms, and over 65,000 aircraft around the globe.
To determine award winners, CH-aviation included only active commercial operators (both passenger and cargo aircraft) with five or more aircraft and used consolidated lists of Air Operator Certificates for airline groups with multiple Air Operator Certificates (AOCs).
Viva stands out in the South American airline industry for its growing fleet of 21 Airbus A320 and A320 NEO model aircraft with an average age of 2.4 years, which have technology that allows them to travel greater distances in less time, thus reducing fuel consumption and mitigating noise pollution by 50%, promoting sustainability in the industry. The low-cost carrier expects to take delivery of eight more new aircraft in 2022, bringing their fleet size to 29. The airline has another 20 aircraft on order, with delivery expected in subsequent years.
“Today we celebrate this recognition, we have the most modern fleet in the country, the second youngest in the region and the fourth in the world. At Viva we continue to invest in our aircraft to offer our travelers more security and technology on their flights; in addition, by being more efficient, we contribute in a concrete way to the sustainability of the airline industry and the environment,” said Félix Antelo, President & CEO of Grupo Viva.