Cancun, Quintana Roo, January 23, 2020.- Viva Aerobus, Mexico's ultra-low-cost carrier, becomes the first and only Mexican airline to fly, with a regular route, to Santiago de Cuba. The route Cancun – Santiago de Cuba results of Viva´s commitment to strengthen Caribbean connectivity at low prices and through connections in strategic destinations.

"This new non-stop route creates a key contact window, as it enriches the connectivity of the second most important city in Cuba due to its economy and population, characteristics added to its cultural and historical attractions, as well as its proximity to multiple beaches," said Bárbara Cruz, Director General of Marketing of the Ministry of Tourism of Cuba.

This new regular route will begin on March 26 and will offer a weekly flight every Thursday. It will be operated with Airbus A320 aircraft with the capacity to transport 186 passengers. These airplanes integrate the youngest fleet in Mexico with an average age of 3.25 years, offering the highest standards in safety and efficiency.

“This announcement reaffirms our leadership in Cancun, where we already have 24 routes. We are the airline with the widest offer in this city. We know that it is a strategic door to the international market and today we launch our second destination to the island, which joins Camaguey,” said Juan Carlos Zuazua, General Director of Viva Aerobus.

With the purpose of promoting tourist exchanges between both countries and providing greater facilities for travelers, the launch of this route also included an alliance with the tour operator Merely Tours, which offers tour packages throughout the island in close collaboration with the receptive Cubatur of Cuba.

Reinaldo Lugones, Director of Merely Tours mentioned that “this new bridge expands the options, at affordable prices, that tourists have to discover the richness of the island. This is good news for international connectivity that we achieved with the support of Xiomara Martínez, former Minister of Tourism of the Cuban embassy in Mexico, whom we recognize her outstanding career and work for the benefit of the Cuban tourist product.”

This announcement represents progress in the expansion strategy of Viva Aerobus, whose objective is to meet the needs of passengers, at the best price, in more and more destinations. In this sense, the airline already operates a total of 120 routes: 100 national and 20 international.

Passengers can purchase their tickets at the official Viva Aerobus website:, at the VivaTiendas, by dialing the Call Center (toll-free) 01 81 82 150 150. Besides, passengers can also check the travel packages offered by Merely Tours at