Volaris Inaugurates Flights to Guatemala
Pursuing an international expansion plan, Volaris now reaches the Central American market for the first time
Jun 18, 2015, 06:00 ET
MEXICO CITY, June 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Volaris (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR), the ultra low cost Mexican airline with the most extensive route network servicing Mexico and the US, announced today the inauguration of two new flights to Guatemala City from Cancun, Quintana Roo and Guadalajara, Jalisco as part of the carrier's international expansion plans.
"Guatemala becomes our first incursion into the Central American market," said Volaris CEO, Enrique Beltranena. "This is how we underscore our carrier's solid growth and our ongoing commitment to our Customers, of providing the best air connectivity at the lowest fares in the market."
"We detected a great opportunity in the Central American market to expand air connectivity to and from Mexico, at very low fares and the youngest fleet in the Americas, made up of 53 Airbus A320s," Beltranena added.
The new services become one of the 40 destinations operated by Volaris from Guadalajara, and one of the 18 operated from Cancun, two airports where Volaris continues to consolidate their presence to provide wider connectivity enabling more Customers to travel well. "Now, those who travel from Guadalajara and Cancun can be that much closer to the magic of Guatemala, best known for being the heart of the Mayan civilization, at clean and clear fares," said Beltranena.
Volaris flights to Central America are an example of the carrier's intensive expansion plan. In less than 4 years, the airline has doubled the number of routes it operates and today Volaris is the Mexican airline with the widest route network in Mexico and the US, operating 240 daily flights to 62 destinations: 39 in Mexico, 21 in the US, and 2 in Central America.
For those interested in the new service, flight schedules, including dates and times of operation, are announced as follows:
Guadalajara, Jalisco – Guatemala City
(Effective June 18. Thursday and Sunday)
- Departing Guadalajara, Jalisco at 12:23 hrs., arriving Guatemala at 13:45 hrs.
(Effective June 22. Monday and Friday)
-Departing Guatemala at 5:50 hrs., arriving Guadalajara, Jalisco at 9:25 hrs.
Cancun, Quintana Roo – Guatemala City
(Effective June 18. Thursday and Sunday)
- Departing Guatemala at 15:05 hrs., arriving Cancun, Quintana Roo at 17:45 hrs.
- Departing Cancun, Quintana Roo at 19:15 hrs., arriving Guatemala at 19:48 hrs.
Launched at an introductory fare of US$ 129 one-way from Cancun and Guadalajara, taxes included, flights are available for booking with Volaris' innovative "Tu Decides" pay-per-service arrangement, whereby Customers select exclusively those services they need for their specific travel needs. Booking is available for customers on all Volaris sales channels, including online (www.volaris.com), our Call Centers in Mexico (01-800-122-8000) and the US (1-866-988-3527), and with any of our authorized travel agencies.
Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR) is an ultra low cost airline providing point to point services and operating in Mexico, US, Guatemala, and Costa Rica. 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 140 and its fleet from 4 to 53 aircraft. Volaris currently operates over 240 daily flight segments on routes connecting 38 cities in Mexico and 23 cities internationally with Mexico's most modern airplane fleet. Volaris targets passengers visiting friends and family, price sensitive business travelers, and leisure travelers in Mexico and to select US 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 five consecutive years. For more information, please visit: www.volaris.com
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