New Airlines: Que Onda, Viva Aerobus?
Low cost carriers in the US may be imploding like it's going outta style, but in Mexico, Viva Aerobus is doing just fine. Maybe that's thanks to its fine pedigree? The Ryan family of Ireland has a hand in the bare-bones airline. (Yep, that Ryan family.)
The Viva Aerobus is expanding into the US on May 1, with service to Austin, Texas. Right now, the carrier's route network is strictly domestic, with priced-to-sell tickets like Monterrey to Zihuatanejo for $120 all-in. There are lots more routes offering those same promo fares, too.
True to LCC form, you won't be getting any massage chairs or glasses of champagne with those tickets. Still, for a few pesos more, we'd rather fly across Mexico than endure yet another epic Latin American bus ride.