Viva Macau has had its Air Operator’s Certificate revoked by the Macau Civil Aviation Authority.
March 30: Local airline Viva Macau has had its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) revoked by the Macau Civil Aviation Authority (MCAA) after continuing flight delays and cancellations due to financial troubles.
Hundreds of passengers were stranded at Macau International Airport as the airline struggled to pay its fuel bills, reports ATW News.
President of the MCAA, Chen Yingxiong, criticised Viva Macau for its “uncooperative attitude” as the airline refused to provide the government information on the stranded passengers and revoked the airline’s AOC, asking Air Macau to cease its trading agreement with Viva on short-haul routes.
Viva Macau was launched in 2006 and operated three 767s to Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Jakarta, Melbourne Tullamarine, Sydney and Tokyo Narita.