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Viva Macau roars with additional flights and new charter destination to Okinawa

Viva Macau announced expansion of frequency to its growing network. Viva Macau adds flight frequency to its Tokyo, Jakarta, and Sydney routes, as well as launching charter service to Japan’s resort destination, Okinawa.

The expansion will see the airline increasing its flights from Macau to Tokyo from two to four times a week, Jakarta from four to five times a week, and Sydney from three to four times a week.

In addition to the increase in flights to existing destinations, Viva Macau also announced its twice-weekly service to Okinawa, an international resort destination located southwest of mainland Japan. Its exotic sub-tropical climate, unique culture and breathtaking island sceneries are well-known among travelers in Macau, Hong Kong, as well as the Pearl River Delta Region.

This charter service which would open a new route for Macau not currently being operated by any airline, is subject to the approval of the Civil Aviation Authority in Macau.

Viva Macau CEO Con Korfiatis said the additional flights and Okinawa’s charter service would further strengthen Macau’s connectivity to the world.

“The additional flights would bring in a new pool of air travelers into Macau, Asia’s hottest international destination of leisure, entertainment, events and conventions. The improved flexibility and convenience would be more appealing to those who wish to visit the booming Macau and provides a greater choice of direct access. It also provides the same flexibility and convenience to travelers from Macau and the Pearl River Delta,” Korfiatis said.

Since Viva Macau commenced flights to Indonesia in December 2006, Australia in August 2007, and Japan in December 2007, visitor arrivals by air from these countries have grown by 71%, 290%, and 300% respectively, according to latest statistics between March 2007 and March 2008 from the Macau Government Tourism Office. The additional direct flights are expected to further promote growth in traffic between Macau and these exciting destinations.

“The new Okinawa service opens up yet another new destination that has never been flown before out of Macau, offering more great-value travel options to travelers from Macau, Hong Kong and cities from the Pearl River Delta,” Korfiatis added.

“We are the only airline flying directly between Macau and our network on a regular basis.  With the only direct links and value-for-money service, plus now the increased frequency and new destination, Viva Macau —  together with Macau —  is now an even more compelling destination,” Korfiatis added.

The announced additional flights and new destination are ahead of further route expansion which will follow the acquisition of the airline’s third aircraft. Announcement of the new aircraft will be made in the very near future. 

“Macau’s tourism and economy will continue to prosper with more direct air links and new destinations offered by Viva Macau,” Korfiatis said.

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