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FORMED IN 1998. A K A AEROVIAS QUEEN. CHARTER, PASSENGER, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.
THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1844, IT IS AN ISLAND IN THE CARIBBEAN COVERING AN AREA OF 48,734 SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 8 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS SANTO DOMINGO, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS SPANISH.
NOVEMBER 1998: THE USA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) OK'S 1 YEAR EXEMPTION FOR SCHEDULED AND CHARTER FOREIGN COMBI SERVICE VIA SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO, TO MIAMI (MIA), USING 1 A320, TRANSMERIDIAN AIRLINES (TAL) WET-LEASED, 170Y PAX.
JULIO ROSARIO PENA, PRESIDENT, ONE OF FOUNDERS OF (APA).
THE GOVERNMENT OK'S INTERNATIONAL COMBI SERVICE TO CARACAS, BUENOS AIRES, SANTIAGO, SAO PAULO, MILAN, AND MADRID.
FEBRUARY 1999: CEASED OPERATIONS.
December 2002: Viva Airlines acquires Queen Air (QUD)'s (AOC) for operations to USA, South America, and Europe, with Falcon Air Express (FAX) wet-leased 727-200's.
February 2003: Aerocontinente Dominicana, subsidiary of Aerocontinente (COH) sells its operation including 737-222 (210-19955, /69) to Viva Dominicana.
April 2003: Viva Airlines buys 49% of Queen Air. Acquires 1 L-1011-1 (1066) which originally was intended for Northeast Airlines (NEA). To be wet-leased to Tropical International.
2 DC-9-30's, ex-(TWA), for operations by FINA AIR to provide feeder services. Maintenance by Evergreen Air Center (EVR).
May 2003: Queen Air (on behalf of Auxer's Viva), has tentative approval from Dominican Republic to operate as the flag carrrier.
Eric F Paillet, Executive VP of Viva Airlines (QUD), (The Auxer Group), Traverse City, Michigan.
June 2003: Acquires 49% of Tropical Air International, based in St Kitts, whose only asset is its Air Operators Certificate (AOC). Also acquires 45% in Northeast Bolivian Airways, so that it can access South American markets.
August 2003: Fine Air (ARW) will wet-lease airplanes to Viva Dominicana in October 2003 for operations linking San Juan with Santo Domingo, Punta Cana, Santiago, and Puerto Plata.
October 2003: In December 2003, code share with Royal Aruban Airlines (RAN), Curacao - Aruba - Fort Lauderdale (737, (FAX) wet-leased).
November 2003: DC-9-14 (45725, N600ME), Centec Corporation 3 year leased to (RAN), accepted by (QUD).
November 2005: Viva International said it executed a letter of intent (LOI) to purchase Smyrna, Tennessee - based RegionsAir, previously known as Corporate Airlines. RegionsAir provides service to 11 cities under the Essential Air Services program. Under terms of the (LOI), Viva will acquire the entire operation, including the air operations certificate (AOC), maintenance facilities and airport station agreements.
July 2006: Eastern Caribbean Airlines, a subsidiary of Viva International (QUD), named Pedro Maldonado, Director Operations and Jesus Rodriguez-Pazo, Chief Pilot.
May 2017: VivaColombia A320-214 (1578, HK-5164) leased to Viva Air Peru.
August 2017: Latin American low cost carrier (LCC) group Viva (QUD) is considering the launch of new affiliates after placing an order for 50 A320 family aircraft. The 15 A320ceos and 35 A320neos will be used to expand in Colombia and Peru, as well as to support potential start-ups throughout Latin America.