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Viva Announces Another Press Release!  
User currently onlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17827 posts, RR: 46
Posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1686 times:

Honestly this company has more press releases than all other airlines combined...

http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/050412/125742.html?.v=1

Anyone know what the deal is with this company/airline/pyramid scheme?

Is it real? Are they launching an airline? What's the time table? Is it run by a 17 year old in a dorm in Pennsylvania? What gives?


E pur si muove -Galileo
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User currently offlineMIASkies From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 1348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1653 times:

Ummm your kidding right? ...I am even more shocked that the yahoo biz. section would even post such information. From the looks of VIVA's website, it looks like a project called "Create a website for your company" which I took in a business class in college. It looks like a total haux! It goes into way too much detail about nothing! I mean it goes on and on about info. that is well know already in the Caribbean market, not to mention giving kudos (naming them at that!) to other carriers for serving the Caribbean. Come on!

Oh yea.. and the pic of an AF 747...now that's a good one!



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User currently onlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17827 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1618 times:

This is funny, in press releases:

March 28, 2005
VIVA TO INITIATE ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN

March 29, 2005
VIVA ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN MORE COMPREHENSIVE THAN PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED

It took them one day to initiate it and realize they overdid it?



E pur si muove -Galileo
User currently offlineLatinAviation From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1279 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1547 times:

Quoting MIASkies (Reply 1):
I am even more shocked that the yahoo biz. section would even post such information.

It comes from a feed off the wire, Yahoo Biz doesn't even look at who it is.

Some things of Viva. Viva is a shell company and penny stock. When the principles of Viva first formed the company, they took over another penny stock "conglomerate" that dealt in everything from pre-paid phone cards to auto parts. They've since sold off these assets to focus on the core airline "operation."

I remember their first press releases back in 2002/2003 when they were planning on wet-leasing Falcon Air Express 727-200s to operate from San Juan.

They then got involved with a NY-based entity and were going to operate 767-200ERs and 747s to Europe from the DR. Nothing happened. Fast forward a few months... Same situation, different partner, with 767s to Brazil.

Then they got involved with Northeast Bolivian Airlines and promised some sort of joint venture. Nothing materialized and the investors in NEBA pulled the L-1011. This is the same L-1011 that appeared in "LAX."

At some point they owned part of Royal Aruban and actually took delivery of a DC-9-10 (now with East African). Again, money never happened, plane was taken back. Stuart Carnie, their president at the time, left, got involved in another penny stock and subsequently purchased Royal Aruban from Viva.

To add to the drama... they then got involved in Fina Air of Puerto Rico. Fina operated 3 Saab 340s, principally on PR-DR charters. Fina planned on acquiring 737-300 aircraft and even posted the positions on climbto350.com. The gov't pulled their certificate in July after it failed FAA inspection.

At some point around here, they had intended/proposed/something with "Queen Air", a defunct Dominican airline that wet-leased an A-320 in 98/99 to fly SDQ-JFK.

Since then, they've announced a slew of partnerships/acquisitions, etc. , including purchasing an equity stake in Cool Tours (d/b/a San Juan Aviation). They had also posted a .pdf of a "business plan" to acquire some Soviet aircraft and operate them from the DR to Europe and regionally.

So - I am not holding my breath on these guys. I probably did not list all of their proposed ventures, either.

Some discussion on Viva/Northeast/Fina in the past include:

Coming Soon To PR And The DR: Fina Airlines (by Kimmykun Jun 7 2003 in Civil Aviation)
Viva Air And Fina Air Start Flights (by CaboVerde Oct 4 2003 in Civil Aviation)
Yet Another Fina Air Website (by Kimmykun May 12 2004 in Civil Aviation)
Yet Another Fina Air Website (by Kimmykun May 12 2004 in Civil Aviation)
New AIRLINE: Viva Airlines Combined Dominican/P.R. (by CaboVerde Dec 7 2002 in Civil Aviation)
Viva AL Buys Northeast L1011s To Fly In Bolivia!?! (by IslandHopper Jun 13 2003 in Civil Aviation)
Viva Airlines/Royal Aruban? (by A388 Sep 23 2003 in Civil Aviation)
Viva Air And Fina Air Start Flights (by CaboVerde Oct 4 2003 in Civil Aviation)
Northeast L1011 In Africa (by Tristarguy Oct 1 2004 in Civil Aviation)
"Northeast" Yellow L-1011 At DAL This Weekend (by DCA-ROCguy Mar 30 2004 in Civil Aviation)
Ex-TransJet B742s Go To Northeast Airline (by PIA747 Dec 16 2003 in Civil Aviation)
Northeast Bolivian Airlines? (by LeoDF Jun 25 2003 in Civil Aviation)
Resurrection Of Northeast Airlines W/ Tristar (by BRNeyes Mar 14 2003 in Civil Aviation)


User currently offlineLatinAviation From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1279 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1480 times:

Here's a copy of their business plan, as well:
http://www.vivainternational.org/VIVA_Bus_Plan_March.pdf


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