Category Archives: Volaris

Volaris adds its 100th aircraft

Volaris is celebrating the arrival of Airlines A320-271N XA-VSH (10425), its 100th aircraft.

The airliner carries special “100” and “100 aviones” logos.

Indigo Partners portfolio airlines order 255 A321neo Family aircraft including 91 for Frontier

Wizz Air (Hungary), Frontier (United States), Volaris (Mexico) and JetSMART (Chile, Argentina), Indigo Partners portfolio airlines, have announced an order for 255 additional A321neo Family aircraft under a joint Indigo Partners agreement. The firm order was signed at the Dubai Airshow.

This order brings the total number of aircraft ordered by the Indigo Partners’ airlines to 1,145 A320 Family aircraft. The aircraft ordered today are a mix of A321neos and A321XLRs, which will be delivered to the individual airlines as follows:

  • Wizz Air: 102 aircraft (75 A321neo + 27 A321XLR)
  • Frontier: 91 aircraft (A321neo)
  • Volaris: 39 aircraft (A321neo)
  • JetSMART: 23 aircraft (21 A321neo + 2 A321XLR)

In addition to this order, Volaris and JetSMART will upconvert 38 A320neo to A321neo from their existing aircraft backlogs.

Indigo Partners LLC, based in Phoenix, Arizona, is a private equity fund focused on worldwide investments in air transportation.

Volaris announces the addition of eight incremental Airbus A320neo aircraft in 2021

Promoting Wonder Woman 1984 on HBO MAX

Volaris has made this announcement:

Controladora Vuela Compa√Ī√≠a de Aviaci√≥n, S.A.B. de C.V. (Volaris), the ultra-low-cost airline serving Mexico, the United States and Central America, has announced the addition of eight more Airbus A320neo aircraft to its fleet in 2021, on top of the three aircraft from its purchase order with Airbus, closing the year with at least 98 aircraft.

Volaris has been able to take advantage of the favorable leasing market conditions under which these aircraft can be added to the fleet, all on long-term leases. Our competitors have been scaling down and this has represented an unprecedented opportunity for Volaris to add additional healthy capacity.

As the vaccination rollout gains momentum in our markets, confidence in air travel has accelerated accordingly and therefore Volaris will be incorporating eight additional A320neo aircraft to its fleet in 2021 through straight operating leases, five of which will enter into service this summer. This additional capacity will be deployed primarily to strengthen our leading position in the Mexican domestic market. The Company is evaluating further market opportunities to add additional aircraft.

These fuel-efficient aircraft will enable Volaris to take advantage of market opportunities in the second half of the year and will further increase the percentage of A320neo family aircraft in its fleet. All this aligned to the Company’s sustainability strategy to ensure industry and business viability in the future.

Top Copyright Photo: Volaris Airbus A320-271N WL N530VL (msn 7553) (WW84) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 952586.

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Volaris helps to promote the new release of Wonder Woman 1984 on HBO MAX

Promoting Wonder Woman 1984 on HBO MAX

Volaris has added promotional decals on this Airbus A320neo for the release of WW84 on HBO MAX.

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Top Copyright Photo: Volaris Airbus A320-271N WL N530VL (msn 7553) LAX (James Helbock). Image: 952372.

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Volaris announces new domestic routes to allow more people to fly

Volaris has announced the opening of five new routes responding to the needs and preferences of their customers.

Last week, the airline shared the results of a survey to its customers about the new reality of air travel. These new routes strengthen Volaris’ 74 routes available in Mexico to connect friends and families and help reactivate the economy in the country.

‚ÄúVolaris has shown its resilience and the strength of its business model. We are one of the airlines with the lowest costs on the planet and with a deep adaptability, which has allowed us to grow and establish ourselves as the first airline in number of passengers transported in the Mexican domestic market in less than 14 years. The crisis generated by the COVID-19 pandemic has opened new opportunities for the development of the aviation industry in our country, and today we are proud to present these five new routes created to serve our key market, the VFR (Visitors, Friends and Family)‚ÄĚ, said Holger Blankenstein, Vice President of Commercial and Operations at Volaris.

The five new routes presented by Volaris will start operating in July and October 2020, originating in Mexico City and destined for cities in the Gulf and the north of the country. All routes are available for purchase with special prices starting today on the renewed Volaris website http://www.volaris.com. The opening of these new routes also responds to the brands promise “Con Volaris #SeguroVuelas” that the airline launched last month, which seeks to reduce the time customers spend traveling by plane between cities, and avoid spending 11 hours in a bus.

The new operating routes are:

‚ÄĘ Ciudad de Mexico ‚Äď Villahermosa
‚ÄĘ Ciudad de Mexico ‚Äď Ciudad del Carmen ‚ÄĘ Ciudad de Mexico ‚Äď Torreon
‚ÄĘ Ciudad de Mexico – Campeche
‚ÄĘ Ciudad de Mexico ‚Äď Tampico

Mexico City – Villahermosa
Start of operations: July 26
Frequency: Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday
Leaving Mexico City at 6:00 am and arriving in Villahermosa at 7:39 am Leaving Villahermosa at 8:09 am and arriving in Mexico City at 10:00 am

Mexico City – Ciudad del Carmen (from July 26 to 31)
Start of operations: July 26
Frequency: Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday
Leaving Mexico City at 10:40 am and arriving in Ciudad del Carmen at 12:11 Leaving Ciudad del Carmen at 12:41 pm and arriving in Mexico City at 14:25

Mexico City – Ciudad del Carmen (starting August 1)

Frequency: Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday
Leaving Mexico City at 6:30 am and arriving in Ciudad del Carmen at 8:01 am Leaving Ciudad del Carmen at 8:31 am and arriving in Mexico City at 10:15 am

Mexico City – Torreon
Start of operations: July 27
Frequency: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Leaving Mexico City at 6:30 am and arriving in Torreon at 8:18 am Leaving Torreon at 8:48 am and arriving in Mexico City at 10:29 am

Mexico City – Campeche
Start of operations: October 2
Frequency: Friday, Sunday
Leaving Mexico City at 7:00 am and arriving in Campeche at 8:52 am Leaving Campeche at 9:22 am and arriving in Mexico City at 11:24 am

Mexico City – Tampico
Start of operations: October 2
Frequency: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Leaving Mexico City at 7:00 am and arriving in Tampico at 8:13 am Leaving Tampico at 8:43 am and arriving in Mexico City at 10:15 am

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Volaris has not cancelled any flights beyond May

Volaris has made this announcement:

Volaris understands that COVID-19 has disrupted every aspect of everyday life and has dedicated additional personnel and resources to assist affected passengers during this difficult time.

At the moment, Volaris has not cancelled any flights beyond May. The situation is constantly changing and Volaris’ ability to operate has been affected both by these changing conditions and the need to comply with all relevant government requirements.

Despite this uncertainty, Volaris is committed to continue to dedicate all resources at its disposal to ensure that those clients unable to travel due to COVID-19 are kept informed of the situation and provided with reasonable alternative options.

If a flight has been significantly delayed or cancelled by Volaris, every passenger receives an e-mail which offers them alternatives from which to choose, consistent with all regulatory requirements.

If a passenger decides not to take his/her reserved flight before June 30, he/she can change their flight without any change fees. However, he/she is still responsible for any fare difference. Flight changes can be done via our website, Volaris.com.

We are working tirelessly to continue to serve our flyers despite these challenges. The health and safety of our customers is our top priority, and we continue to monitor and abide by all guidance and regulations. We have modified our policies to provide our customers with the flexibility to make changes to their travel plans. We would like to advise our passengers who are scheduled to travel on our flights after June 30, to check for any updates on our website on a regular basis.

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Volaris reports April 2020 traffic results: Schedule reductions to face COVID-19

Volaris, the ultra-low-cost airline serving Mexico, the United States and Central America, reported April 2020 preliminary traffic results.

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In April 2020, capacity measured by ASMs (Available Seat Miles) decreased by 82.4% vs the same period of last year, while demand measured by RPMs (Revenue Passenger Miles) decreased 81.8% year over year. Volaris transported a total of 307 thousand passengers during the month of April, a decrease of 83.4% year over year. Network-wide load factor for April 2020 was 87.4%.

These decreases were a result of the decline in demand of air travel services related to the virus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic, which affected Volaris in the month of April, as announced in the capacity guidance issued by the Company.

On April 21, 2020, the Mexican General Health Council announced “Phase 3” of the spread of the COVID-19, the most serious stage in Mexico, extending governmental restrictions to contain the COVID-19 until May 31, 2020. Going forward, Volaris announced a capacity reduction, as measured by available seat miles (ASMs) for the month of May 2020, of approximately 90% versus the originally scheduled capacity.

Volaris’ President and Chief Executive Officer, Enrique Beltranena, commenting on the traffic results for April 2020, said: “I am especially proud of the job of our ambassadors and their selfless attitude facing this unprecedented challenge. Volaris is taking crucial actions to prioritize the health of our ambassadors and customers while protecting the business. We are implementing decisive actions to mitigate the operational and financial impacts of COVID-19 pandemic by making deep schedule reductions for April and May, drastically reducing spending and carefully managing our liquidity position. We are not hesitating to make difficult decisions to ensure the long-term success of our airline.”

In addition, during April “Avi√≥n Ayuda Volaris, the program that encompasses the sustainability efforts of the airline, transported health equipment destined for professionals fighting COVID-19 in 14 different cities in Mexico, as well as ventilators aimed at preserving lives in Baja California.

Volaris continues to operate in selected airports in the United States

Volaris has made this announcement:

Volaris understands that some of its customers still need to travel, and so, in the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) contingency, Volaris continues to operate to and from the following airports in the United States: Los Angeles (LAX), Oakland (OAK), San Jose (SJC), Chicago O’Hare (ORD), Chicago Midway (MDW), Portland (PDX) and Orlando (MCO).

However, the airline will put on hold temporarily its operation as of April 2 and until further notice at the following airports: Houston (IAH), Seattle (SEA), Phoenix (PHX), Denver (DEN), Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), New York (JFK), Sacramento (SMF), Reno (RNO), Miami (MIA), Las Vegas (LAS), Fresno (FAT), Charlotte (CLT), San Antonio (SAT), Washington (IAD).

Volaris is offering flexibility to its clients traveling to or from these airports. Please click here to find out more about the flexible options available to you.

Volaris continues to be in close communication and coordination with the US authorities to ensure the highest standards of health and safety in its services and operations, and appreciates the support of its customers, suppliers, local governments, aviation authorities and international organizations in this extremely difficult time.

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Volaris announces temporary reduction of capacity, as a result of the declaration of health emergency in Mexico

Volaris has made this announcement:

Volaris, the ultra-low-cost airline serving Mexico, the United States and Central America, announces that pursuant to a decree published in the Official Gazette of the Federation, the Government of the United Mexican States, acting through the General Health Council (Consejo de Salubridad General¬†(GHC)) declared a health emergency due to force majeure, as a result of the disease epidemic caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), known as Coronavirus, which will be in effect until April 30, 2002 (the “Declaration of Emergency”)

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The Declaration of Emergency and the health security measures announced by the GHC, such as the suspension of non-essential activities in the public, private and social sector, as well as the call to the population to comply with stay at home, will impact the demand for passenger air transportation whilst the Declaration of Emergency is in effect.

As a result, from the date hereof, Volaris will make an additional capacity reduction to that which was advised on March 24, 2020.  Capacity measured by available seat miles (ASMs) for the month of April, 2020 will reduce to approximately 80% of total operation versus the schedule originally published.

Volaris will continue to provide relevant market updates should further capacity, governmental travel restrictions or other liquidity preserving measures need to be implemented.

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Volaris begins operation of new route between Fresno, California and Guanajuato

Volaris announced a new direct route between Fresno and Guanajuato.

The new Fresno-Guanajuato route began operations on October 28, 2019. Those interested in using the Guanajuato-Fresno (BJX-FAT) route can do so on the following itinerary:

Fresno, California (FAT) ‚Äď Guanajuato, Guanajuato (BJX)¬†

Friday, November 1, 2019

  • Leaving Guanajuato at 23:12 hrs., arriving in Fresno at 01:55 hrs.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

  • Leaving Fresno at 03:35 hrs., arriving in Guanajuato at 07:43 hrs.

Tuesday and Saturday starting November 05, 2019

  • Leaving Guanajuato at 00:12 hrs., arriving in Fresno at 01:55 hrs.
  • Leaving Fresno at 03:35 hrs., arriving in Guanajuato at 08:43 hrs.¬†