MEXICO CITY, April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Volaris (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR), the ultra low cost Mexican airline with the widest route network servicing Mexico and the US, announced today their first time venture into a Central American market, with the launch of two new flights to Ciudad Guatemala from Cancun, Quintana Roo and Guadalajara, Jalisco, effective June 18 and operating twice a week.
As part of the carrier's integral expansion plan, Volaris selected Guatemala as their first destination in the Central American region to initiate their operations, given the country's significant growth potential and a strong demand for low cost air travel services.
"I am very proud to announce today that for the first time, Volaris will land in Central America," said Enrique Beltranena, Volaris CEO. "With this announcement not only do we reiterate solid growth for our airline, but also, a firm commitment towards our Customers, to provide them with greater air connectivity and the lowest fares available in the market."
Pedro Duchez, Director of the Guatemalan Institute of Tourism (INGUAT) commented: "Today we are more than pleased with the announcement that the airline Volaris will start operations in our country and offer low-cost fares that will connect Guatemala with major destinations in Mexico and the United States, which are priority markets."
"The relationship we are now consolidating with Volaris unquestionably will result in a positive impact for our country to open more possibilities for connecting Guatemala with high potential markets, including Europe through its international partnerships," concluded the director.
To date, Volaris is the airline with the widest route network servicing Mexico and the US. The carrier has transported over 49 million passengers since it started operating in 2006, and this number continues on the rise as a result of more than 230 daily flights operated to 58 leading destinations, including 38 in Mexico and 20 in the US.
For those interested in the newest Volaris service, flight schedules are announced as follows as of operation start date.
Guadalajara, Jalisco – Guatemala (Effective June 18. Thursdays and Sundays)
Departing Guadalajara, Jalisco at 12:23 hrs., arriving Guatemala at 13:45 hrs.
(Effective June 22. Mondays and Fridays)
Departing Guatemala at 5:50 hrs., arriving Guadalajara, Jalisco at 9:25 hrs.
Cancun, Quintana Roo – Guatemala (Effective June 18. Thursdays and Sundays)
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.
Booking is now available at an introductory fare starting at US$ 109 from Cancun and US$129 from Guadalajara, taxes included, with Volaris' innovative "Tu Decides" pay-per-service arrangement, whereby Customers select exclusively those services they need for their specific travel needs. Tickets are available through all Volaris sales channels including online (www.volaris.com), our Call Center in Mexico (01-800-122-8000) and in the US (1-866-988- 3527), as well as 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 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