Mexico’s low-cost airline Viva Aerobus has launched four new routes to Cuba, a country it started operating to only two months ago.

According to the Monterrey-based carrier, it will connect Mexico’s three major cities with Cuba during the second quarter of this year, focusing on the leisure travel segment.

Viva Aerobus will launch flights from Mexico City to Havana on 17 April and to Varadero on 13 April. Additionally, it will begin flights in June to Havana from Monterrey and Guadalajara.

All flights will be operated with Airbus A320 family equipment with one weekly frequency. Local tour operator Viñales Tours will be guaranteeing part of the aircraft capacity.

The airline made its first foray into the Cuban market last January when it launched a weekly frequency connecting Cancun with Camaguey.

According to Viva Aerobus CEO Juan Carlos Zuazua, the new flights to Cuba “mark a new era of bidirectional connectivity between both countries”.

The airline also announced earlier this month a number of new domestic routes, which will connect Tijuana with Cancun, Los Cabos and Mazatlan, as well as Cancun with Hermosillo starting in June.

A seasonal service between Hermosillo and Los Cabos will also start operating in the same month.

Viva Aerobus is the only Mexican airline that posted a profit throughout all quarters of 2018.

Source: Cirium Dashboard