Volaris adds Seattle-Tacoma to US network

Balloons, gift exchanges and a ribbon cutting ceremony were all part of the celebrations at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on 7 July, as Mexican LCC Volaris began thrice-weekly flights from Guadalajara. No other carrier operates this route.

  • Volaris continues to expand its US network, with it launching two routes from Mexico this week. On 7 July it began thrice-weekly service on the 3,444-kilometre route between Guadalajara (GDL) and Seattle-Tacoma (SEA), a route not flown by any other carrier, and the LCC’s first service to Seattle-Tacoma. It is also the airline’s second longest route after the 3,573-kilometre route from Guadalajara to New York JFK. The following day it began weekly flights (increasing shortly to twice-weekly) on the much shorter 843-kilometre sector between Monterrey (MTY) and Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW). This route is already served five times daily by American Airlines. Both routes will be flown by the airline’s 174-seat A320s. This raises to 48 the number of airport pairs served by Volaris between Mexico and the US, with the carrier operating a total of 222 weekly flights each way. For comparison, Aeromexico operates 346 weekly flights spread across just 26 routes. However, both American Airlines and United Airlines operate some 570 weekly flights between the two countries based on OAG Schedules Analyser data. See how Seattle-Tacoma Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.

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