Officials from Las Vegas McCarran International and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority held a welcoming ceremony for Volaris’ first flight from Mexico City. Showgirls and Elvis were on hand to welcome arriving passengers and airline officials. The new service complements the low-cost carrier’s existing route from Guadalajara.
Volaris’ CEO Enrique Beltranena got the honour of cutting the cake as the Mexican low-cost airline added a further – sixth – route to Los Angeles, this time from Mexico City. (Photos: Jay Berkowitz/LAWA)
- Volaris continued its expansion to the US on 28 July when the low-cost carrier connected Mexico City (MEX) with both Las Vegas, NV (LAS) and Los Angeles, CA (LAX). Each route is operated daily with 144-seat A319s. This is the airline’s second route to Las Vegas after Guadalajara services, whereas the carrier already serves LA from five other Mexican airports. Competition to ‘Sin City’ comes from AeroMexico’s 14 weekly flights, while the Los Angeles route faces AeroMexico’s 27, United’s 21 and Alaska Airlines’ 14 flights a week.