DFW AIRPORT, Texas, July 15, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Volaris has launched new flight service from Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport to Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico. Volaris, a popular Mexican low cost airline, will fly the route twice a week from DFW's International Terminal D utilizing Airbus A320 aircraft.
"Mexico is DFW Airport's largest international market, so we are certainly pleased to see Volaris expanding its service offerings here. In the last 12 months, more than 1.8 million people traveled to Mexico from DFW," said John Ackerman, Executive Vice President for Global Strategy and Development for DFW. "In addition, Mexico is Texas' top trade partner with $178 billion in trade last year. The Dallas Fort Worth region has strong business ties to Mexico as well, with more than 20 major Mexican businesses operating in the metroplex. For these reasons and more, we anticipate that Volaris will continue to grow, provide great service, and excellent options to our customers at DFW."
"This route is a testament to our efforts to connect family and friends in both countries – building a network of point-to-point routes to make traveling between Mexico and the U.S. faster and more efficient. With this new route, Volaris´ route portfolio from Monterrey increases to 20 routes," said Miguel Aguiñiga, Senior Sales Manager, Volaris. "Volaris continues to grow and we are proud to offer a connection from Monterrey, a route that definitely allows everyone to fly with the best rates and higher transfer options point-to-point."
Volaris entered the DFW market in 2015 with three weekly flights to Guadalajara. The new Volaris service to Monterrey gives DFW Airport customers more options to fly to Mexico, which represents about 35% of DFW Airport's total international traffic.
Volaris currently serves over 60 destinations in Mexico, the United States and Central America. The carrier features the youngest fleet of any airline in Mexico with an average aircraft age of 4.6 years among its 56 Airbus aircraft.
About Dallas Fort Worth International Airport:
Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport warmly welcomes more than 64 million customers along their journey every year, elevating DFW to a status as one of the most frequently visited superhub airports in the world. DFW Airport customers can choose among 153 domestic and 56 international nonstop destinations worldwide. DFW is elevating the customer experience with modernized facilities and updated amenities, as well as through a $2.7 billion Terminal Renewal and Improvement Program to renovate its four original terminal buildings. Centered between its owner cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, DFW Airport also serves as a major economic generator for the North Texas region, producing over $37 billion in economic impact each year by connecting people through business and leisure travel. For more information, visit the DFW website, download the new DFW App for iOS and Android devices, or follow DFW on social media.
Controladora Vuela Compañía de Aviación, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR) is an ultra-low cost airline providing point to point services and operating between Mexico, US, and Central America. The ultra-low cost highly efficient business model offered by Volaris provides low base fares to develop its market, coupled with outstanding levels of quality services and a wide array of products. Since beginning their operations in March 2006, Volaris has increased its routes from an initial 5 to a current 154 and its fleet from 4 to 64 aircraft. Volaris currently operates over 250 daily flight segments on routes connecting 40 cities in Mexico and 26 cities internationally. Volaris targets passengers visiting friends and family, price sensitive business travelers, and leisure travelers in Mexico and to select destinations. Proudly Mexican, Volaris is regarded as one of the new leading companies in the country. Among other recognitions, Volaris has received the prestigious ESR Award for Social Corporate Responsibility for seven consecutive years. For more information, please visit: www.volaris.com
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