Volaris swops airports in Florida from Fort Lauderdale to Miami

Volaris launches service from Miami

Cutting the ribbon at Miami Airport on 1 February to celebrate the launch of Volaris’ first flights to Mexico were: Carlos Wolstein, President, OFVC; Miguel Aguíñiga Rodríguez, Director of Market Development, Volaris; and Ken Pyatt, Deputy Director, MDAD. Volaris faces no competition on its Guadalajara route but three other carriers already provide passengers with choice to Mexico City.

  • Volaris on 1 February began service to Miami (MIA) in Florida for the first time with not one, but two new routes. On the 2,419-kilometre, four times weekly service to Guadalajara (GDL), the Mexican LCC faces no competition. However, the 2,049-kilometre route to Mexico City (MEX) is already well served by American Airlines (27 weekly flights), Aeromexico (21) and Interjet (12). Both routes will be flown with the carrier’s A320s. Guadalajara becomes the sixth Mexican destination now served non-stop from Miami. Up until the end of January Volaris operated a similar schedule to Fort Lauderdale, located some 30 kilometres north of Miami. Emilio T. González, Miami-Dade Aviation Director, said: “We are honoured that Volaris has chosen to expand its South Florida operations to MIA, and we look forward to welcoming their additional passengers from Guadalajara and Mexico City. Mexico continues to be a growing international market for us, and we are proud to offer local residents more service to these two popular destinations.” Volaris’ US network from Mexico City now comprises eight destinations. Apart from Miami the carrier also serves Chicago O’Hare, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Oakland, Orlando and San Francisco. See how Miami Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world. 

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