Viva Macau airline receives license to fly

29 November 2006

Macau, China, 29 June – Viva Macau, a low cost air carrier, will start regular flights to the Maldives, Thailand and Indonesia in the second week of December after having received its certification to operate as an airline, the company said in Macau Tuesday.

A company statement said the airline had been granted the license by the Civil Aviation Authority, the last step required before the company could begin operating.

After a few delays in the start of operations, which had been initially set for the Summer, Viva Macau will begin flying in the second week of December, and its first destination will be Male, the capital of the Maldives , followed by Phuket, the Thai tourist resort .and Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia.

Viva Macau, which has two Boeing aircraft – one 767-200ER and one 7767-300 – will operate several regional routes and plans to fly to Australia, the Middle East and Europe.

In the next few days, Viva Macau will announce the specific date when flights will being, the flight expansion program and prices.

Set up in 2004, via a sub-concession of Air Macau, Viva Macau is headed by Ngan In Leng and its shareholders are from Australia, Canada, Italy and Macau. (macauhub)