Iberia and Viva Aerobus already offer connecting flights within Mexico
Both firms have closed a shared code agreement to provide more facilities to passengers by combining operated sections
On the one hand, customers of the Spanish airline traveling on the Madrid-Mexico City route will be able to take advantage of the network of domestic destinations that Viva offers from the country's capital on connecting flights. On the other hand, passengers in Mexico who want to travel to Madrid via Iberia, will be able to connect with the Mexico City - Madrid route, making the first leg with Viva on a connecting flight from any of the destinations that the Mexican airline offers to the International Airport of Mexico City.
Iberia currently operates 19 flights a week between Madrid and Mexico City, and thanks to this agreement, the Spanish airline will be able to market Viva Aerobus services from Mexico City to 19 other cities in Mexico in connection with these flights: Guadalajara, Cancun , Monterrey, Veracruz, Mérida, Tampico, Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Tijuana, Hermosillo, Oaxaca, Huatulco, Torreón, Puerto Escondido, Ciudad Juárez, La Paz, Chetumal and Mazatlán.
The signing of this codeshare agreement will allow Iberia customers to purchase their travel itinerary in a single reservation, under the same baggage policy and with uniform fare conditions. Starting today, tickets can be purchased on the Iberia website (www.iberia.com) or through travel agencies and digital flight search engines, for flights operated from August 30.
Iberia operates the route between Madrid and Mexico with its most advanced and quietest aircraft on the market, the Airbus A-350/900, 35 percent more efficient in terms of fuel consumption and with a capacity for 348 passengers.
Its three cabins -Business, Premium Tourist and Tourist- offer a series of features that improve the customer's experience on board, such as: high-speed Wi-Fi, panoramic windows, wider corridors and higher ceilings that give a greater sense of space or a air renewal system that improves humidity levels on board between 11 and 16 percent, among others.
For its part, Viva Aerobus operates the most modern fleet in Mexico and the third youngest in all of North America with an average age of just five years, made up of 62 Airbus family aircraft: 40 A-320 and 22 A-321. It should be remembered that the A-321neo is a highly eco-efficient aircraft model with capacity for 240 passengers that offers a 15 percent reduction in fuel consumption and significantly reduces the noise footprint.
“In Iberia we have always opted for Mexico as one of our strategic markets both from the point of view of tourism and business traffic. As demand has intensified, we have accompanied this reactivation with an increase in capacity very close to the pre-pandemic supply. With 19 flights a week, Mexico City is the metropolis with the highest number of frequencies in the entire American continent. Now, thanks to the shared code agreement with Viva Aerobus, we will be able to offer a better service to our customers and greater capillarity with a wide range of destinations within the country”, commented M.ª Jesús López Solás, Commercial Director, Network Development and Alliances of Iberia.
“At Viva we are very proud of signing this shared code with Iberia. This alliance allows us to connect our network of domestic flights from Mexico City with the route that offers the largest number of passengers between Mexico and Europe. In addition, we are proud that this operation combines the use of the most modern fleet in Mexico with the efficient Airbus A-350 aircraft with which Iberia operates the route to Madrid”, said Javier Suárez, director of alliances at Viva Aerobus.