Volaris adds ‘magnificent seven’ new routes

Volaris, San Jose

San Jose welcomed the arrival of the inaugural Volaris flight from Leon/Guanajuato on 17 November. Cutting the ribbon to officially launch the new service were Judy Ross, Assistant Director of Aviation, San Jose Airport and Juan Manuel Calderon, Consul General of Mexico in San Jose. Flights will operate twice-weekly using the carrier’s A320s.

  • Volaris launched seven new routes in the space of three days between 15 and 17 November. The new links included five domestic airport pairs and two connections to the US. Leon/Guanajuato (BJX) enjoyed the largest number of new routes, with six being introduced from that airport. Weekly frequencies across the seven new airport pairs range from two to three. The shortest sector is the 394-kilometre connection between Leon/Guanajuato and Puerto Vallarta (PVR), while the longest is the 2,680-kilometre link from Leon/Guanajuato to San Jose (SJC). The average sector length across the new routes is 1,426 kilometres. Only two of the seven airport pairs will face direct competition.
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition (WF)
15-Nov Leon/Guanajuato (BJX) Cuidad Juarez (CJS) A320 (3) VivaAerobus (7)
Puerto Vallarta (PVR) Interjet (2), TAR Aerolineas (2)
San Jose del Cabo (SJD)  
16-Nov Leon/Guanajuato (BJX) Merida (MID) A320 (2)  
17-Nov Guadalajara (BDL) Albuquerque, NM (ABQ)  
Leon/Guanajuato (BJX) Mexicali (MXL)  
San Jose, CA (SJC)  
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser w/c 20 November 2018. WF = Weekly frequencies.


  1. Mark Haneke says:

    You failed to mention Volaris’s launch of twice-weekly SMF-BJX nonstop service on Nov 20, 2018.

    • Nick Preston says:

      Hi Mark, thanks for your note. This week’s update only covered routes launched from 6 to 19 November so any routes launched on 20 November will be summarised in next week’s newsletter.

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