A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at San Jose Airport on 15 December to mark the arrival of Volaris’ inaugural service from Morelia. John Aitken, Director of Aviation, San Jose Airport (second-left) was among those in attendance to welcome the first flight. The 2,805-kilometre airport pair will be operated twice-weekly using A320s.
Several days later on 18 December, San Jose welcomed another new Mexican connection from Volaris, with the arrival of the inaugural service from Zacatecas. John Aitken (second-left), was again present to take part in the ceremonial ribbon cutting. This sector will also operate twice-weekly, this time on A319s.
- Volaris has introduced three new links between Mexico and California during the past week with flights from Morelia (MLM) to San Jose (SJC) and Fresno (FAT) beginning on 15 and 16 December respectively, followed by the launch of services from Zacatecas (ZCL) to San Jose on 18 December. All three routes will be flown twice-weekly, with the 2,805-kilometre Morelia–San Jose sector operating on Fridays and Sundays and the 2,612-kilometre Morelia–Fresno airport pair operating on Mondays and Saturdays. The 2,440-kilometre Zacatecas–San Jose route will be flown on Mondays and Thursdays. Volaris will operate A320s on the two routes from Morelia and A319s on the new Zacatecas link. There is no direct competition on any of the three airport pairs. Miguel Aguiñiga, Director of Market Development at Volaris spoke about the airline’s new routes to San Jose in the week before they were launched. “These new direct flights into San Jose, from the Mexican cities of Morelia and Zacatecas, further expand the number of travel options for our VFR audience, as well as those who travel for business and vacation.” John Aitken, Director of Aviation, San Jose Airport, commented: “We’re excited about Volaris’ growth here at San Jose and we’re especially happy that we’ll be able to offer non-stop service to two more cities in Mexico that were previously unserved.”