MEXICO CITY, April 29, 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, today consolidates their presence in the Texan marketplace with the introduction of new international service connecting Guadalajara, Jalisco with Dallas, Texas, effective April 29.
The announcement underscores the airline's position as the Mexican carrier with the highest total of routes in Mexico and the US, now offering 138 routes to 59 destinations, of which 21 are international flights and 38 domestic. In addition, Volaris reports transporting over 49 million passengers since it was inaugurated. Of these, 7 million have been to US cities, and this number continues on the rise as a result of an average 230 daily operations.
The carrier's Chief Commercial Officer, Holger Blankenstein, spoke of the importance of entering the Dallas market, "We are extremely excited to forge ahead with our expansion into the US via its most important cities, and that is the case of Dallas- Fort Worth, through its major cities such as Dallas and Fort Worth, region where now we give connectivity to all Mexicans who visit family and friends in Mexico with clean fares."
"Furthermore, our Customers in Mexico's Perla Tapatia, 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," Blankenstein concluded.
"Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport welcomes Volaris as our newest airline partner," said John Ackerman, Executive Vice President of Global Strategy and Development at Dallas- Fort Worth International 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 Dallas Fort Worth'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."
For those interested in the new service, flight schedules, including dates and times of operation, are announced as follows:
Guadalajara, Jalisco – Dallas, Texas
(Effective April 29. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays)
- Departing Guadalajara, Jalisco at 15:30 hrs., arriving Dallas, Texas at 18:00 hrs.
- Departing Dallas, Texas at 19:20 hrs., arriving Guadalajara, Jalisco at 21:47 hrs.
Booking is now available at an introductory fare which starts at US$ 140, 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 186 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