DFW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Texas, April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Volaris launched new service today from Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport to Guadalajara, giving passengers another convenient low-cost option for traveling to Mexico. The low-cost carrier will use Airbus A320 aircraft and will operate out of DFW's International Terminal D three times a week to Guadalajara. Today's first arrival was greeted with DFW's traditional "shower of affection" water cannon salute.
"DFW welcomes Volaris as our newest airline," said John Ackerman, executive vice president of global strategy and development at DFW Airport. "Mexico is a vital trade partner with Texas with more than 190 billion dollars in exports and imports combined. Texas generates more trade with Mexico than any other U.S. state, and represents 40 percent of DFW's international traffic. The new service increases travel options for all customers to Mexico and will support more growth of the leisure travel market between Guadalajara and North Texas."
"We are extremely excited to forge ahead with our expansion into the US via its most important cities, and that is the case with Dallas/Fort Worth, which according to the US Census Bureau, has a 39% Hispanic resident base," said Holger Blankenstein, Volaris chief commercial officer. "Now they have a new option to visit family and friends in Mexico. Furthermore, our Customers in Mexico's Perla Tapatía, as Guadalajara is commonly referred to locally, also benefit greatly from the extensive connectivity to visit family and friends on both sides of the border, especially given that we operate the largest destination offering from this city – to 20 international and 18 domestic destinations, averaging 525 flights per week."
Volaris currently serves over 50 destinations in Mexico, the United States and Central America, and has the youngest fleet of any airline with an average aircraft age of four years among its 52 Airbus aircraft.
Volaris is the ninth international carrier to start service at DFW since 2011, extending the Airport's record run of international expansion. Since 2011, DFW has added 30 new international routes, 21 of those to new international destinations.
About Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport
Operating on a mission to connect the world, Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport is the world's third busiest, hosting 1,850 flights a day and serving more than 62 million customers a year. Located halfway between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, DFW Airport provides nonstop service to 149 domestic and 55 international destinations. A major economic driver for the Dallas/Fort Worth region, DFW Airport generates about $32 billion in economic impact each year. For the latest news, real-time flight information, parking availability, or further details regarding the many services provided at DFW International Airport, visit www.DFWAirport.com or download the Official DFW Airport Mobile App for Apple iOS, Android or Blackberry devices.
Concesionaria Vuela Compañía de Aviación, S.A.P.I. de C.V. known as Volaris (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR) is an ultra-low cost airline providing point to point services and operating between Mexico and the US. 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 136 and its fleet from 4 to 52 aircraft. Volaris currently operates over 230 daily flight segments on routes connecting 38 cities in Mexico and 21 international cities 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
(re)defining DFW International Airport
DFW International Airport's $2.69 billion Terminal Renewal and Improvement Program (TRIP) is (re)defining first class for this global gateway. For the latest details regarding TRIP, log on to www.dfwairport.com/redefine.
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