16 Apr, 2015, 05:37 ET
-- Volaris increases international connectivity from Mexico's Bajio region
MEXICO CITY, April 16, 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 launch of new international service connecting the city of Leon in Guanajuato with Los Angeles, California. With four flights a week, the new service is scheduled to initiate operations on June 8, 2015.
"We are very pleased to announce new service from Mexico's Bajio region to Los Angeles, reaffirming our presence throughout the State of California," remarked Volaris Commercial Director Holger Blankenstein. "To date, we have transported over 2.5 million passengers from Los Angeles, a number that continues on the rise as a result of our 70 weekly flights to this city. This underscores our commitment to uniting family and friends on both sides of the border efficiently and safely, but especially at the best fares available in the market".
Blankenstein explained the new service becomes the fifth destination to be operated from Leon, Guanajuato. "Volaris is in fact the carrier operating the greatest number of routes between Mexico and the US," he said. "We service 136 routes to 59 outstanding destinations on both sides of the border, and from Leon we operate 40 flights per week reiterating our commitment to providing this iconic city with greater domestic and international connectivity".
Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Mayor, said: "I am excited to welcome this new Volaris service to LAX, which will expand our existing deep economic, educational and cultural exchange between Los Angeles and Mexico. I had the opportunity to discuss this potential route with Volaris during my recent trade mission to Mexico City, and I'm very pleased our work to deliver these new flights will soon bring more prosperity and convenient travel options for the residents of Los Angeles and Leon."
For those interested in the new service, flight schedules, including dates and times of operation, are announced as follows:
Leon, Guanajuato – Los Angeles, California
(Effective June 8. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays)
- Departing Leon, Guanajuato at 8:30hrs., arriving Los Angeles, California at 10:00hrs.
- Departing Los Angeles, California at 11:20hrs., arriving Leon, Guanajuato at 16:20 hrs.
Launched at an introductory fare starting at US$ 155 one-way, 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), or through 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 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 51 aircraft. Volaris currently operates over 230 daily flight segments on routes connecting 38 cities in Mexico and 21 cities in the United States 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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