Grown-up boys’ toys: Mario López Valdes, the governor of the Mexican state of Sinaola, of which Los Mochis is the capital, helped launch Volaris’ route from Guadalajara. Cutting the ribbon with the official were Fernando Bosque Mohino, GAP’s CEO, and Volaris’ Product & Customer Experience Director, José Eduardo Calderoni Guerra.
- The Mexican low-cost carrier Volaris significantly increased its presence in the western Mexican city of Guadalajara (GDL). On 23 May, the airline launched each thrice-weekly services to both Chihuahua (CUU) in the north and Puebla (PBC) in the east of the country. Twice-weekly flights to Los Mochis (LMM) and four flights a week to Monterrey (MTY) commenced a day later. Volaris faces competition on two of the routes; Aeromexico offers six weekly flights to Chihuahua and 53 to Monterrey. Additional frequencies to Monterrey are offered by Interjet (12 weekly flights) and VivaAerobus (11). Volaris previously operated services to both Monterrey (between 2006 and 2008) and Puebla (2008).