Helping to launch the new route from Mexico to Tuxtla Gutiérrez last week was José Calderoni, Volaris’ Director Sales and Marketing.
- Volaris, which launched flights to Mérida earlier in February, further increased its offering from Mexico City (MEX) to the Mexican south-east on 15 February, and now offers services on the 700-kilometre route to the capital of Chiapas. Twice-weekly flights operate to Tuxtla Gutiérrez (TGZ), a major transportation hub for tourists visiting Chiapas. Competition on the route comes from AeroMéxico and Interjet, which serve the market from the Mexican capital to Tuxtla Gutiérrez respectively with 34 and 33 frequencies. VivaAerobus, the Mexican low-cost carrier, previously operated the route, which it launched in October 2010 with daily frequencies, but gradually reduced capacity until it withdrew altogether in early January 2013.