The cheapest airline in Mexico: Vivaaerobus, the cheapest airline in MexicoVivaaerobus, is a low-cost airline, which has operations in Mexico, operates a fleet of 17 Boeing 737-300 aircraft. Did you know only 4% of the Mexicans have flied in their life?  This new low-fare airline tries to do something with it. They want Vivaaerobus to become public for everyone, not only the rich ones. From before Mexicans had only AeroMexico,  the national airline company, but they were very expensive. You have probably heard that salaries in Mexico are very low, so how can a regular Mexican adult afford to fly if flights are so expensive?

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Where does Vivaaerobus fly? Do they only fly in Mexico? No, they have some international flights too.

Their domestic destinations in Mexico are:

  • Northern: Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez, Hermosillo, La Paz, Los Cabos, Monterrey, Reynosa, Torreón.
  • Central: Acapulco, Culiacán, Guadalajara, León, Mazatlán, México D.F., Puerto Vallarta, Cuernavaca, Tampico.
  • Southern and Gulf: Campeche, Cancún, Huatulco, León, Mérida, Oaxaca, Puerto Escondido, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Veracruz, Villahermosa.

Vivaaerobus, the cheapest airline in Mexico, where do they fly, maps

Their destinations international are:

International:

  • Houston
  • Las Vegas
  • San Antonio

Check out the updated maps here for all Vivaaerobus’ destinations.

Vivaaerobus, the cheapest airline in Mexico, where do they fly, maps

 

For those who want to travel and visit various places in Mexico, with a very limited economy, this airline is perfect.

For more information visit their website www.vivaaerobus.com

Low cost airlines have always some hidden fees. Yes, you get a cheap flight, but try to avoid to  buy the extras. Vivaaerobus will charge you extra for carrying extra bags, choosing your favorite seat, ordering drinks and snacks and so on. When that is being said, we are already used to it from other low-fare airlines, not only this one in Mexico. Still, Vivaaerobus is the cheapest airline in Mexico.

Vivaaerobus, the cheapest airline in Mexico

What is Viva Aerobus’ baggage policy?

The Viva Aerobus (VB) baggage policy for regular basic fares include the following:

One personal item – fee free
One carry-on bag – fee free
Checked baggage – fee depends on ticket class
Overweight and oversize bags – applicable fees per bag depending on route
Sports equipment – subject to any applicable fees

Vivaaerobus, the cheapest airline in Mexico

What is Viva Aerobus’ carry-on baggage policy?
Viva Aerobus (VB) allows each passenger to bring one pieces of luggage as carry-on as long as each item is within 55 cm x 40 cm x 20 cm. Passengers may also carry a personal item, such as a purse, briefcase, laptop bag or camera bag. The total weight of all three pieces cannot exceed 10 kg.

NOTE: Bulkhead seats do not have under seat storage, therefore, all carry-on baggage must be stowed in the overhead bin during take-off and landing.

What is Viva Aerobus’ (VB) checked baggage / hold luggage policy?
Only passengers that purchased a VivaBasico or VivaPlus ticket have an included checked baggage allowance. VivaLight passengers do not have an included checked luggage allowance. VivaBasico and VivaPlus passengers are each allowed one bag that does not exceed 158 cm as a sum of its three dimensions. The maximum weights are as follows:

VivaBasico: 15 kg
VivaPlus: 25 kg
Are there fees for baggage on Viva Aerobus (VB)?
There are no fees for luggage within your given allowance. There are fees for any baggage beyond the provided allowance.

What is Viva Aerobus’  fee for excess baggage?
Passengers wishing to check additional bags beyond their allowance will be subject to fees based on when the bag was purchased and the weight of the bag. The fees for international flights are as follows:

Purchased online, through the Call Center or a VivaTienda:
Additional bag no more than 15 kg: USD 60
Additional bag no more than 20 kg: USD 70
Additional bag no more than 25 kg: USD 80
Additional bag no more than 32 kg: USD 100
Purchased at the airport:
Additional bag no more than 15 kg: USD 85
The fees for domestic flights are as follows:

Additional bag no more than 15 kg: MXN 460
Additional bag no more than 20 kg: MXN 560
Additional bag no more than 25 kg: MXN 660
Additional bag no more than 32 kg: MXN 860
What is Viva Aerobus’ (VB) fee for overweight baggage?
Passengers wishing to increase the weight of their checked bag or carry-on bag will be subject to fees based on the increase. The fee for international flights is as follows:

Purchased online, through the Call Center or through a VivaTienda:
Increase carry-on from 10 kg to 15 kg: USD 25
Increase additional checked bag from 20 kg to 25 kg: USD 10
Increase additional checked bag from 20 kg to 32 kg: USD 30
Increase VivaBasic allowance from 15 kg to 20 kg: USD 40
Increase VivaBasic allowance from 15 kg to 25 kg: USD 50
Increase VivaBasic allowance from 15 kg to 32 kg: USD 60
Increase VivaPlus allowance from 25 kg to 32 kg: USD 40
Purchased at the airport:
Increase carry-on from 10 kg to 15 kg: USD 48.50
Checked baggage beyond your baggage allowance: USD 12 / kg over
The fee for domestic flights are charged at the airport, and are as follows:

VivaLight passengers:
Baggage beyond the purchased weight: MXN 100 / kg
VivaBasic passengers:
Increase luggage weight from 15 kg to 20 kg: MXN 300
Increase luggage weight from 15 kg to 25 kg: MXN 400
Increase luggage weight from 15 kg to 32 kg: MXN 500
VivaPlus passengers:
Increase luggage weight from 25 kg to 32 kg: MXN 300
What is Viva Aerobus’ (VB) fee for oversize baggage?
Viva Aerobus (VB) charges passengers USD 48.50 for any bag that exceeds the required dimensions on international flights.

Are there fees for sports equipment on Viva Aerobus (VB)?
Viva Aerobus (VB) charges passengers for sports equipment based on when the service is booked. Sports equipment may be subject to additional fees based on size and weight. The fees are as follows:

Purchased online, through the Call Center or through a VivaTienda: USD 45
Purchased at the airport: USD 61

Check out this cool video where we talk with the cabin crew onboard a 737-300 at Vivaaerobus!

Video by justplanes.com

Vivaaerobus review
  • Value
  • Comfort onboard
  • Punctuality
  • Service
4.6

Summary

Vivaaerobus is a low fare airline and we didn’t expect any luxury. The airplane Boeing 737-300 seemed to be an old machine that needs a bit maintenance – not as new as most planes look in Europe, at least.

The service was good. They offered some drinks and snacks. Prices were average. We would like to see some long haul destinations with Vivaaerobus in the future. However, Vivaaerobus is cheap and take you from A to Z in Mexico.