Viva Macau, another new Chinese discount carrier, has plans to commence flights to Hawaii and Russia, becoming the first Asian budget carrier to fly to these two destinations. The carrier is also planning flights to Northeast Asia, including Japan and South Korea, aswell as Australia, the Middle East and Europe.
The airline’s CEO Andrew Pyne said "we are are supremely bullish about Macau’s potential as the low-cost carrier hub in the region." He also noted they were "focusing very seriously on Honolulu as a destination," since there are currently no direct flights from South China to Hawaii.
Viva Macau seeks to fly routes not now served by AirAsia Bhd. and Tiger Airways Pte., other discount carriers in Asia. Via Macau plans to tap rising travel to and from Macau, the world’s biggest gaming hub after Las Vegas.