Viva International, Inc. announced today that Stuart Carnie has been appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer. Robert Scott, Chairman of the Board of Viva International, Inc. stated, “Viva is rapidly moving through its final development stages to operational readiness. Mr. Carnie`s significant aviation experience and leadership will accelerate the Company`s ability, in connection with Queen Air, Queen Aeronaves S.A., to begin daily passenger and cargo operations from our hub in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic”.
Mr. Carnie joins Viva International, Inc. at its operations center in the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport and accordingly, all operating matters have been fully transitioned from Michigan to Florida. Mr. Carnie most recently has served as Vice President of Sales for Mach Aero International Corp. of Tulsa, Oklahoma, an aircraft sales and leasing company.
Mr. Carnie was quoted to say, “I am happy to accept the challenge that Viva offers. Being able to help bring this Company to start up operations and subsequently, to be able to guide the Company to future growth and long term stabilisation of air service into emerging markets throughout the Caribbean and beyond is very exciting”.
In other news, Viva announced that its business associate, Fina Air has completed its final proving runs and is awaiting licensure from the Federal Aviation Administration to operate as a third party carrier for Viva. With this certification, Viva International will begin service as Viva Dominicana, Queen Air, Aeronaves Queen S.A. from its hub in Santo Domingo.
In conjunction with the provisions of the “Safe Harbour” section of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, this release may contain forward-looking statements pertaining to future anticipated projected plans, performance and developments, as well as other statements relating to future operations.
All such forward-looking statements are necessarily only estimates of future results and there can be no assurance that actual results will not materially differ form expectations. Further information on potential factors that could affect Viva International, Inc. is found in the Company`s Form 10-K and other documents filed with the U. S. Securities & Exchange Commission.