SOURCE: Viva International, Inc.

April 11, 2006 13:05 ET

Consultant Advises Viva International Subsidiary Ready to Resume Operations

TRAVERSE CITY, MI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 11, 2006 -- Viva International, Inc. (OTC BB: VIVI) today released a news report from Luis Irizarry, an aviation consultant, to the Company for its subsidiary operations in the Caribbean.

The report dated April 10, 2006 states that Eastern Caribbean Airlines (EC Air) has completed all of its FAA operations specifications as per the FAA review. The Company is ready to commence operations. The aircraft to be utilized in the resumption of operations for Puerto Rico based EC Air has gone through an FAA conformity inspection and all cited corrections have been made. All company manuals for operations, maintenance and training have been approved or accepted by the FAA. Pilot training can be started. Accordingly, the Company has contracted the services of an FAA approved CADRE instructor to organize the pilot training.

The report also disclosed that the FAA has approved Mr. Koziol as Director of Operations and Mr. Maldononado as the Chief Pilot.

The Company can begin selling charters and has targeted May 1, 2006 as a restart date.

About Viva International

Viva International has a number of airline and aviation-related interests including two developmental-stage carriers being readied to operate in regional markets from hubs in Puerto Rico and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

The Company plans to create a network of regionally based airlines across the Caribbean, eventually to be linked to key points in the United States, Latin America, South America, and Europe.

At present, the Company maintains executive offices in Michigan.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended ("the Exchange Act"), and as such, may involve risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements which are based upon certain assumptions and describe future plans, strategies and expectations, are generally identifiable by the use of words as "believe," "expect," "intend," "anticipate," "project," or other similar expressions. These forward-looking statements relate to, among other things, future performance, and perceived opportunities in the market and statements regarding the Company's mission and vision. The Company's actual results, performance and achievements may differ materially from the results, performance, and achievements expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. 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 and Exchange Commission.

Contact Information

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