AFa340-300E From France, joined May 1999, 2084 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (14 years 7 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1261 times:
On 24 February, Iberia and Lufthansa start the charter airline Vuelos Internacionales de Vacanciones, S.A. (Viva Air). Both airlines owned more than 48% of Viva Air, and the rest (a bit more than 2%) was owned by private Spanish investors.
Any information about this airline please? Still operating?
Banfield From Austria, joined Jul 2000, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 7 months 22 hours ago) and read 1251 times:
Viva Air started in 1988, during the first season they had three B737-300, the year after five. In 1992 IBERIA overtook the whole Viva Air, from 1992-1995 they also made scheduled flights.
Than they concentrated on the charter market but made heavy losses, in 1997 and 1998 some 30 mio EUR. So IBERIA decided to cancel all Viva Air services in November 1998; planes, routes and staff was overtaken by IBERIA.
Source: B.I. Hengi: vergangen, vergessen, vorbei NARA Verlag 1999
Turbulence From Spain, joined Nov 1999, 963 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (14 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1230 times:
Viva Air does not operate any longer. They had some 733s.
However, Iberia still does operate some 733s leased from Air Europa, which are being (or will be) returned to the leaser as the 32x fleet is being increased.