Budget airline Viva Macau will fly non-stop between Macau and Sydney three times weekly starting August 15, 2007. The route will use wide-body Boeing 767 aircraft in a two-class configuration. Introductory one-way fares for economy, or Star Class, start at MOP 1,155 (approximately AUD 158) exclusive of taxes and surcharges. Superstar Class fares start at MOP 7,035 (approximately AUD 1000) during the initial promotion.
Viva Macau’s incoming Chief Executive Officer Con Korfiatis said, “We are proud to pioneer flights from Macau to Australia, a country famous for its magnificent sights and great living. By opening a direct link between Macau and Sydney, we continue to grow to be Macau’s first truly international airline.”
Korfiatis said, “Our low fares to fly to Sydney, the renowned international city for leisure, study and living, will not only attract travelers from Macau, but also the neighboring Pearl River Delta and Hong Kong.”
Viva Macau will be announcing additional routes. The Macau government has approved new routes to Tokyo, Pusan, Phuket, Manila (Clark), and Ho Chi Minh City.
Travelers from the South China region can make on-line reservations at www.flyvivamacau.com, by phone, or with local travel agents. For phone reservations, call +853 2871 8880 (Macau) or +852 3115 5888 (Hong Kong) or +86755 3332 0773 (Shenzhen). Australian travelers can book at www.flyvivamacau.com.au or through local travel agents.