The arrival of the Mexican low-cost carrier Volaris in San Diego was celebrated with the airline’s trademark plaque. Joining the crew were Robert Gleason, Chairman San Diego County Regional Airport Authority; Thella Bowens, CEO San Diego Intl Airport; and Enrique Baltranena, CEO Volaris. While passengers were treated with cupcakes decorated with flags, Maria de los Remedios Gómez Arnau, Mexican Consul General in San Diego, spoke to the gathered press. Seen seated are Baltranena and Jerry Sanders, Mayor of San Diego.
- Volaris added flights to its fifth Californian airport on 15 July when the Mexican low-cost airline launched flights to San Diego, CA (SAN) from both Mexico City (MEX) and Guadalajara (GDL). Each of the two routes is operated daily with 144-seat A319s. The airline to last have operated these two routes is AeroMexico, which dropped Mexico City services in 2008 and Guadalajara flights in 2000.