Viva Air launches flight connections platform Viva Mundo in partnership with Dohop
Viva Air, the leading ultra-low-cost airline in the South America region, today announced the launch of Viva Mundo, a service that enables passengers to purchase multi-leg trips across airlines to reach destinations in the Americas not directly served by Viva Air.
As part of this launch, Viva Air offers connections with airline partners such as Air Transat, meaning that through a single booking, travelers can fly from Colombia or Peru (Viva Air’s main hubs) to – amongst many others – airports in Florida and the Caribbean, or Canada’s Quebec, Montreal, and Toronto.
Viva Mundo will be powered by the B2B travel technology provider Dohop, whose API-based interline technology automatically generates the best fares and prices for users. At the same time, it also allows travelers to book ancillary services such as baggage check-in, in-flight services, and upgrades in one seamless experience.
Whilst the airlines retain customer ownership, bookings also include an assistance service by Dohop in case of flight delay or cancellation to ensure travelers arrive at their destination as quickly as possible.
More airline additions are planned for the near future as Viva Mundo will be able to easily add new carriers to the platform without the need for code sharing or traditional interline agreements.
Through this agreement, Viva Air can provide a wider range of destinations available to their passengers without having to open new direct routes whilst also increasing revenue for the airline.
To learn more about Viva Mundo by Viva Air please visit: https://mundo.vivaair.com/
Pablo Madriñan, Chief Commercial Officer of Viva group comments:
“Through this virtual interlining service, we are further expanding opportunities to connect our passengers between South America and North America with a single transaction, therefore providing them more international travel options. We will continue to maintain our characteristic low prices on the routes operated directly by Viva.”
David Gunnarsson, CEO of Dohop adds:
“We are very excited to have helped Viva Air find a cost-effective solution to provide their customers with a means to travel to the most popular US and Canadian destinations.”
“We look forward to working with Viva Air to grow the number of airlines on the Viva Mundo platform soon, thus increasing the destinations available to Viva Air’s passengers whilst using this connectivity as a source of incremental revenue for the airline.”
“As we expand further into the Americas, such partnerships show the value that alternative interlining agreements can provide to both airlines and their passengers in the region.”
Viva is the leading ultra low-cost airline in the region, operating 35 domestic routes within Colombia and Peru, along with 11 international routes to the United States, Mexico, Peru, the Dominican Republic, Argentina, and Brazil. In our 10 year history, we have transported 37 million passengers, and in 2021 we made Medellín our official HUB and connection center for our domestic and international operations. Viva is renowned for our proven biosecurity protocols, punctuality, and for having the second most modern fleet in all of Latin America, and the fourth most modern worldwide. With 23 Airbus A320 aircraft, Viva continues its expansion, bringing aviation equity to every region where we fly, with the promise of always offering low fares.
Dohop is an Icelandic technology company with 17 years of experience developing innovative solutions in aviation and travel. Its core technology focuses on helping people find and create connecting itineraries. Being at the forefront of digital innovation in virtual interline technology, Dohop has developed solutions for forward-thinking airlines, alliances, and airports around the globe, including easyJet, Transavia, Air France, Vueling, and Air Transat.