Volaris launches its first international service from Tijuana

The new twice-weekly Volaris service to Oakland was celebrated at Tijuana Airport with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and an on-board selfie. The scary-looking dog mascot is from Tijuana’s top football team, Xolos. I bet you really wanted to know that …

  • Volaris has added twice-weekly (Wednesdays and Saturdays) flights from its Tijuana (TIJ) base to Oakland (OAK) in California. The Mexican LCC’s inaugural flight between the two airports was on 4 March. The 747-kilometre route is not served by any other carrier. Volaris now serves 29 destinations non-stop from Tijuana, but this is the airline’s first international service from the airport, and will be operated by its A319s. However, Volaris already serves Oakland from four other Mexican airports; Guadalajara, Mexico City, Morelia and Leon/Guanajuato. “Volaris’ continuing expansion at Oakland International Airport brings another international destination to the San Francisco Bay Area, offering travellers and businesses even more access to key cities in Mexico,” said Deborah Ale Flint, Director of Aviation for Port of Oakland. “OAK is the fourth largest airport in California and this new Tijuana service will make it the state’s second largest gateway for nonstop flight destinations in Mexico.” Volaris’ CCO Holger Blankenstein added, “This flight represents better connectivity for the San Francisco (Oakland) area, through Tijuana, the most connected city in Mexico thanks to the airline. This route seeks to provide the Bay Area with greater connectivity, with the 16 connecting flights we operate from Tijuana to the rest of Mexico. This is how we continue to unite family and friends who live on both sides of the border at the best fares.”


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