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Viva Macau awarded CAPA new airline of the year 2007

Viva Macau, Asia’s newest international low-fare airline, celebrated its success in contributing to the region’s aviation development with the recognition of being the New Airline of The Year. Viva Macau was honored New Airline of The Year at the Aviation Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner Ceremony held in Singapore on 31 October, and organized by Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA), the region’s pre-eminent aviation strategists.


Viva Macau’s Chief Executive Con Korfiatis said, “we are very excited and honored with the recognition that reflects Viva Macau’s contribution in bringing the world to the new Macau through its launch of an innovative wide-body product and low fares servicing Macau to Asia and beyond.”

“Viva Macau started up at the right time and place. Macau, Asia’s best-kept secret until recently, is now one of the hottest destinations in the world,” said Korfiatis.

“Its rapidly developing, hotel, leisure, entertainment, conference and gaming facilities, along with its world heritage sites and architecture makes it a must to visit, and Viva Macau is committed to offering best-value travel option, and being the airline of choice”, Korfiatis added.

The CAPA New Airline of the Year category is awarded to the start-up airline that has, in the past 18 months, had the most significant impact in the markets it operates and to the development of aviation in the region.

At the ceremony, the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation acknowledged the contribution Viva Macau has made to the low cost long-haul model and in particular to the rapidly evolving aviation scene in the Macau Special Administrative Region.

“Viva Macau epitomizes the excitement and optimism that surrounds the development of Macau as one of the region’s leading leisure and entertainment centers. The city is fast becoming one of Asia’s most vibrant LCC destinations and Viva Macau, with its significantly tailored model, will play a major catalyst role”, said Peter Harbison, Executive Chairman of the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation.

Currently, Viva Macau flies directly to Jakarta, Busan, and Sydney. Flights to Tokyo and Hi Chi Minh will commence before the end of the year. Announcement of start dates for these new routes will be made in the coming weeks.

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