Monday, May 17, 2021

Viva Aerobus, Mexico's Ultra Low Cost Carrier, Announces Two New Austin Nonstop Routes to Mexico: Monterrey and Mexico City


May 17, 2021 04:45 pm
  • Austin – Monterrey, year-round route, will begin June 19, two weekly flights.
  • Austin – Mexico City, seasonal route, will start June 20, with two weekly flights.
  • Flights will operate on a fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft, the youngest fleet in Mexico and second youngest fleet in North America.

AUSTIN, Texas, May 17th, 2021 – Viva Aerobus, Mexico's ultra-low-cost-carrier, has announced that expanded travel opportunities will soon be landing at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, in direct response to customer demand. Flights will begin in June, with the arrival of two new nonstop routes between Austin and Mexico.
 
Austin to Mexico City, a seasonal route, will operate twice a week on Tuesday and Sundays, from June 20 to October 25. Tickets are now on sale with one-way fares starting from $89, including taxes. Austin to Monterrey, a new year-round nonstop service operated only by Viva Aerobus, will fly twice weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays, beginning June 19. For this route, the airline is offering one-way fares as low as $99, taxes included.
 
"This exciting announcement of new international service for Austin is great news for both business and leisure travelers," said Gina Fiandaca, Assistant City Manager over the SD23 Mobility Outcome. "These new routes show continued confidence in the Austin market, and represent a great opportunity for both our airport and our greater Austin community."

These are the airline's first connections into Austin and will be on board Viva Aerobus' Airbus A320 aircraft, part of the youngest fleet in Mexico and second youngest fleet in North America.
 
"It is wonderful to be able to welcome our partners from Viva Aerobus to Austin, bringing increased travel options to Mexico City and a fantastic new route to Monterrey," said Jacqueline Yaft, Chief Executive Officer for AUS.
 
These new routes also provide wide connectivity to U.S. passengers for a large part of the country as Viva Aerobus offers more than 32 domestic routes within Mexico from Monterrey and another 31 from Mexico City. Moreover, Viva offers travelers the possibility to connect by land to more than 100 destinations with preferential fares.
Since Viva belongs to Grupo IAMSA, the leading multimodal transport group in the country (land + air transport) travelers can take advantage of discounts of up to 50% in the most recognized Mexican bus companies.
 
"We are honored to serve Austin as a result of our strategy to expand Viva´s network into the U.S.  We are delighted to offer visitors and residents access to our renowned value proposition: one of the youngest north American fleet of brand new A320 aircraft, great reliability, customer-focused service and market leading low fares", said Juan Carlos Zuazua, CEO of Viva Aerobus. "We look forward to providing a convenient and easy connection between these important destinations, linking our business sectors, bringing closer our Hispanic communities and a great leisure offer for our tourists," he added.
 
Viva Aerobus will land in Austin with a renewed commitment to passengers' health and well-being through its compressive program called Viva Contigo, aimed at providing a safe journey, flexibility, and low fares. Therefore, Viva has established disciplined hygiene and prevention protocols including additional disinfection processes in aircraft, luggage, and common areas, safe distance guidelines, mandatory use of face masks, among many other actions.
 
Passengers can purchase their tickets at the official Viva Aerobus website: https://www.vivaaerobus.com/en, in the Viva App, at the VivaTiendas or by dialing the Call Center (toll-free) +1 866 FLY VIVA (+1866 359 8482).

 

 MEXICO CITY (MEXICO) – AUSTIN (TEXAS)
 Seasonal service

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 Departure

 Arrival

 Operation

 Mexico City –  Austin (Texas)

 7:40
 11:00

 10:10
 13:30

 Sunday
 Tuesday

 Austin (Texas) –   Mexico City

 11:10
 14:30

 13:35
 16:55

 Sunday
 Tuesday

 

 MONTERREY (MEXICO) – AUSTIN (TEXAS)
 Regular service

 Flight

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 Operation

 Monterrey (Nuevo Leon) – Austin  (Texas)

 09:20
 10:05

 11:45
 11:30

 Wednesday
 Saturday

 Austin (Texas) – Monterrey (Nuevo   Leon)

 11:45
 12:30

 13:20
 14:05

 Wednesday
 Saturday

About Viva Aerobus
Viva Aerobus is Mexico's ultra-low-cost airline. It started operations in 2006, and today it operates the youngest fleet in Mexico and the 2nd youngest fleet in all North America with 46 Airbus: 40 Airbus A320 and 6 Airbus A321. With a clear vision to give all people the opportunity to fly, Viva Aerobus democratized the airline industry with the lowest fares in Mexico and the lowest costs in Latin America. For more information please visit: www.vivaaerobus.com/en  

Owned and operated by the City of Austin, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is an economic engine in Central Texas, supplying over 74,000 direct and indirect jobs in the Central Texas region. Its reflection of local food, music, art, and customer service has earned Austin-Bergstrom recognition—including Runner-Up for Best U.S. Airport in Fodor's 2019 Travel Awards.

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Public Input Needed for the Shoal Creek Audio Walking Tour

May 17, 2021 10:02 am

Shoal Creek Conservancy (SCC), the environmental nonprofit championing Shoal Creek and its surrounding urban watershed, in partnership with Austin Parks and Recreation, is creating an Audio Walking Tour that will be accessible by smartphone. This free, self-guided tour will educate listeners on significant cultural spaces and events that have occurred along Shoal Creek, which has had an incredibly long and rich history. Each tour stop will include a short recording, voiced by members of the Austin community. The audio tour has been made possible by funding from the Heritage Tourism Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. SCC is seeking input from the public to determine which stories to tell.
 
Ivey Kaiser, SCC's Executive Director says "We have heard lots of requests for an audio walking tour along Shoal Creek, and with the limitations of organizing group tours over the past year, we decided that it's a great time to create this free, digital resource for folks who want to see and learn about the historically significant spaces along Shoal Creek without necessarily attending  a group event." Regarding the public input survey, Kaiser says "We want this tour to represent the diversity of the communities who lived along Shoal Creek and tell stories of the events that happened long before our time. Input from the Austin community will be critical for an interesting, well-rounded tour that amplifies all voices."
 
The Shoal Creek Audio Walking Tour will inform and lay the groundwork for a larger interpretive plan along Shoal Creek. Historic Preservation and Heritage Tourism Program Manager Kim McKnight says, "The Shoal Creek watershed has so many stories to tell and represents defining moments in Austin's history. These stories range from the lives of Indigenous People and early Freedom Colonies to New Deal bridges and historic flood events. We look forward to working with the Shoal Creek Conservancy to bring the stories to our community." 
 
Please provide feedback and share your interests with SCC via the Public Input Survey now through June 7. The survey will give Austinites an opportunity to share untold stories and voice their support for the themes and topics that resonate most.
 
To find out more information and to get involved with projects like this, please visit www.shoalcreekconservancy.org or contact SCC via info@shoalcreekconservancy.org.

 
About Shoal Creek Conservancy
Shoal Creek Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that champions the 13-square-mile Shoal Creek watershed and the creek and trail running through it. The Conservancy engages in thoughtful public-private partnerships, leads fun and meaningful educational programming, and spearheads on-the-ground improvements that make Shoal Creek and the Shoal Creek Trail safer, more accessible, and more inspiring places to be. Learn more at www.shoalcreekconservancy.org 
 
About Austin Parks and Recreation
Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) seeks to inspire our community to learn, play, protect and connect by creating diverse programs and experiences in sustainable natural spaces and public places. PARD protects and maintains parkland, urban forest, and trails as well as offering sports, recreation, educational enrichment, arts programs, cultural opportunities, and nature and aquatic activities for Austinites. For more information visit AustinTexas.gov/Parks.

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