Air carrier Viva Macau first flights take off in June 2006

12 December 2005

Macau, China, 09 Dec – Air carrier Viva Macau, the first low coast long haul airline in Asia will begin operating in June 2006 and its first destinations will be in Southeast Asia, the company’s CEO said Friday in Macau.

“We are going to start operating in June and by the end of the year we should be flying to the Middle East, India and the European continent, specifically Prague and Budapest,” said Andrew Pyne.

Pyne said the new airline, headquartered in Macau, is currently deciding whether to use Airbus A-350, Boeing 747-400 or 767-300 airplanes.

Viva Macau also aims to provide flights to Australia, New Zealand and the United States.

The company expects to have 25 percent of its revenue come from cargo transport and has plans to have a fleet of 12 airplanes by 2010. (macauhub)