Irelandia Aviation forecasts big jump in South American passengers
Group’s subsididiary Viva Air expects traffic to rise in Colombian and Peruvian markets
Viva Air is targeting a huge jump in passenger numbers in South America
The airline, which is owned by the Dublin-headquartered Irelandia Aviation, has announced a closer integration of its two airlines, which will both now be named Viva Air and shall operate under a single website.
VivaColombia (now Viva Air Colombia) began operations in 2012 with Irelandia Aviation as its stake rose from 25 per cent to 75 per cent. The airlines currently flies to 11 domestic locations as well as flights to the US, Ecuador, Panama and Peru.
Irelandia has had a highly successful track record of investing in low-cost carriers that include Allegiant in the US, Tigerair in Asia and , Viva Aerobus in Mexico. The group sold its 49 per cent stake in Viva Aerobus in November 2016.