Viva Macau’s first Boeing 767 arrives in the region

29 August 2006

Macau, China, 29 Aug – The first airplane belonging to low-cost airline Viva Macau arrived Monday in Macau, from Guangzhou, and the airline plans to start its flights in October, the company said.

Viva Macau’s Boeing 767 is the first airplane of the company’s fleet, and the airline plans to receive another airplane by the end of September to be able to start flights to Jakarta, in Indonesia, and Male, in the Maldives, in October.

Viva Macau executive director Andrew Pyne said that the airline plans to have a fleet of five airplanes by the Spring of 2007 and over 10 airplanes by 2011.

Pyne also said that cabin crew are being trained in China and explained he is waiting for final authorization from the Macau Civil Aviation Authority to start operations, namely selling tickets.

After it begins flying to Indonesia and the Maldives, Viva Macau plans to start flights in 2007 to Syndey, Australia and the Middle East. (macauhub)