Low-cost airline Volaris goes heads-on with AeroMexico

Route of the Week:
Volaris’ Guadalajara to Fresno

The ribbon for Volaris’ new route to Fresno was cut by the airline’s CCO Holger Blankenstein, assisted by Fresno City Manager Mark Scott; Carlos Garcia, Mexican Deputy Consul; Reyna Torres Mendivil, Mexican Consul; council members Blong Xiong and Clint Olivier; Russell C. Widmar, Fresno’s Director of Aviation; and Arturo Quezada, Volaris Station Manager. Blankenstein and Quezada then cut the cake with the help of Volaris representatives before a plaque was presented as a gift to Fresno Yosemite International Airport.

  • Volaris, the Mexican low-cost carrier, on 14 April launched two new international routes to the US state of California. From Guadalajara (GDL), Mexico’s second-largest metropolitan area, the airline now flies four times a week to Fresno, CA (FAT). Notably, this 2,400-kilometre service launched only ten days after the network carrier AeroMexico began operating the same route and competes with its daily flights. Prior to its demise in August last year, Mexicana had successfully operated between the two cities since March 2006. The same day, Volaris began flying three times a week between Monterrey (MTY) in northeast Mexico and Los Angeles, CA (LAX), making it the airline’s fifth route to the Californian city. Both of Volaris’ new routes are operated with 144-seat A319 aircraft.

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