Despite a difficult scenario, Viva Aerobus had a positive 2018
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MEXICO — During 2018, Viva Aerobus had a net profit of US$44,022,775 million, an increase of 53.1% compared to the previous year, despite the fact that its operating expenses grew by more than 37% in the year-on-year comparison.
In total, the low-cost airline had gross operating income of US$520 million, an increase of 34.6% compared to the US$386 million obtained in 2017.
For the airline, 2018 was a year of success: for the first time in its history it exceeded the barrier of 10 million passengers per year, in addition to having an occupancy factor of more than 90%, that is, its flights had an almost total.
Its total fleet increased from 24 aircraft at the end of 2017 (22 A320ceo and 2 A320neo) to 31 to close last year (21 A320ceo and 10 A320neo).
Finally, during last year, the Mexican low-cost began its flights to New York and added a new country in its network of destinations: Cuba, by launching its charter flights between Cancun and Camagüey on October 15. And it also exceeded an offer of 100 routes in its network.
"We are very pleased with this news. These are unparalleled achievements in the industry, which we add under the guidance of our vision: to be the preferred, funniest and most profitable ultra-low cost airline in the Americas, "concluded Juan Carlos Zuazua, CEO of Viva Aerobus.