Volaris lands in Phoenix
- Volaris continues to add new routes to the US. Its latest venture is to link Guadalajara (GDL) with Phoenix, AZ (PHX) with thrice-weekly (Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays) A320 flights. The 1,670-kilometre route is already served by US Airways with thrice-daily flights. Phoenix becomes the eighth US destination to be served by Volaris from Guadalajara, and the first in Arizona. Of the other seven, five are in California, one in Nevada (Las Vegas) and one in Illinois (Chicago Midway). On arrival in Phoenix on 19 October, Enrique Beltranena, CEO of Volaris, said, “For nearly 1.7 million residents of Mexican origin living in Phoenix and for all of Arizona, this is a great day as we offer an outstanding way to travel at the best fares. We are helping to bring together families and friends on both sides of the border.” Also during the last week, respectively on 15 and 18 October, Volaris started two more domestic routes from Tijuana (TIJ) to Chihuahua (CUU) and Ciudad Juarez (CJS). Both of these routes will be flown twice-weekly with A319s, with Aeromexico providing competition on the Ciudad Juarez route.