Viva International, Inc. has announced that Viva Air Dominicana, S.A., its Dominican airline subsidiary, has secured offices and has begun setting up its city ticket and tour charter sales offices in the Dominican Republic.
Viva recently completed negotiations and executed a term lease for the offices which are located adjacent to other major airline carriers in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
The Company anticipates the office to be in full operation within 10 business days. Viva’s current plan is to begin flight operations in Dominican Republic and throughout the Caribbean in early March of 2005 in expectation of obtaining all necessary approvals.
“We are pleased that the long process of sight selection and lease negotiations has been completed, commented Pier S. Bjorklund, Viva’s public relations and business development consultant. Previously, we have shipped all the furniture and office equipment necessary to the Dominican Republic in preparation for this day.”
During the past year, Viva’s management has held significant numbers of meetings with Caribbean hotel and tourism organizations to determine the demand for commuter airline operations to and from the Dominican Republic.
In addition, Viva has been able to successfully complete negotiations with the Dominican government to become recognised as a Dominican Republic Flag Carrier. This recognition is expected to provide substantial economic rights and marketable benefits to Viva Air Dominicana, S.A.
“We have been encouraged by the outstanding level of local community support thus far, commented Oscar Hasan of Viva Air Dominicana. S.A. We feel encouraged about our acceptance and look forward to contributing to the exciting continued growth of the country’s’ economy. Our local staff is eager to begin promoting the “FLY VIVA” marketing campaign next week through out the island’s tour industry.”