Governor Roberto Sandoval Castañeda, accompanied by his wife, helped to cut the inaugural ribbon during the launch ceremony of the new Volaris service from Tepic to Tijuana. José Luis Suárez Durán, the airline’s Director Services & Customer Sales, commented during the event: “Volaris always had great hopes for Tepic; what we now see is the consolidated effect of months-long effort working with the Nayarit State authorities and the airport.”
- Volaris launched a new domestic Mexican route on 15 October and now connects Tijuana (TIJ) in Baja California with Tepic (TPQ), which is also located on the Pacific coast, but in the central part of Mexico. Twice-weekly services on the 1,700-kilometre route are now offered using 144-seat A319s. Enrique Beltranena, CEO of the low-cost airline, explained: “With this new route, the airline opens a whole new chapter for passengers willing to travel between the two cities, no matter the reason.” Previously, connectivity options were lacking at both ends.