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Volaris arrives in New York

Volaris (Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion, S.A.B. de C.V.) (Mexico City) on July 15 opened a new nonstop route from Guadalajara to New York (JFK). The new route operates on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

The carrier now operates 140 routes to 62 destinations, of which 23 are international and 38 domestic.

Copyright Photo: Ken Petersen/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-232 XA-VON (msn 3672) arrives in Las Vegas.

Volaris aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

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Volaris to expand into Costa Rica

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Volaris (Mexico City) has announced their expansion into the Costa Rica market with the launch of two new flights from Cancun, Quintana Roo and Guadalajara, Jalisco to Costa Rica’s capital city, San Jose, starting on September 10 with two flights per week.

Volaris is expanding its presence to Costa Rica as part of the carrier’s international growth plans, seeking to increase the country’s connectivity to Mexico’s most important cities as well the US market. Volaris CEO, Enrique Beltranena said: “We are extremely proud to announce flights to Costa Rica, a destination special not only as a natural and adventure tourism location, but also for their history and cultural heritage”.

“Two new services plus our innovative business framework make visiting Costa Rica easier than ever for our Customers in Mexico”, Beltranena added.

Separately, Costa Rica Minister of Tourism, Mauricio Ventura said, “Mexico is Latin America’s top issuing market for tourism by air, which is why Volaris’ bet strengthens the work we’ve done towards attracting more airlines and opening our markets by increasing the number of seats available to the destination and becoming a complement to traditional offerings with an option that provides good service at an affordable price,” the official said. “This also introduces an element of competitiveness in terms of fares to Costa Rica.”

To date, Volaris is the airline with the widest route network servicing Mexico and the US. The carrier has transported nearly 50 million passengers since it started operating in 2006, and this number continues on the rise as a result of more than 240 daily flights operated to 61 leading destinations, including 38 in Mexico and 23 internationally.

For those interested in the new service, flight schedules, including dates and times of operation, are announced as follows:

San Jose, Costa Rica – Guadalajara, Jalisco
(Effective September 10. Thursday and Sunday)

Departing Guadalajara, Jalisco at 7:20 hrs., arriving San Jose, Costa Rica at 9:55 hrs.
Departing San Jose, Costa Rica at 19:05 hrs., arriving Guadalajara, Jalisco at 23:30 hrs.
San Jose, Costa Rica- Cancun, Quintana Roo
(Effective September 10. Thursday and Sunday)

Departing San Jose, Costa Rica at 11:25 hrs., arriving Cancun, Quintana Roo at 14:40 hrs.
Departing Cancun, Quintana Roo at 16:15 hrs., arriving San Jose, Costa Rica at 17:35 hrs.

Copyright Photo: Eddie Maloney/AirlinersGallery.com. Volaris Airbus A319-133 XA-VOE (msn 3069) (Erick) arrives in Las Vegas.

Volaris aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

Volaris to fly to New York (JFK) from Guadalajara

Volaris (Mexico City) announced today a new nonstop route to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport from Guadalajara, starting on July 15, 2015.

Volaris has consolidated as the carrier with the greatest international connectivity from Guadalajara, where it now operates 20 international and 18 domestic flights, and to date has transported 16 million passengers, a number on the rise as a result of significant growth achieved by the carrier out of this city in 2014.

Copyright Photo: James Helbock/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-233 N524VL (msn 6161) names “Itzali” also includes a pink ribbon in fight against Breast Cancer.

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American announces six new routes to Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America

American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) will add six new routes throughout Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America, further strengthening its position in these key markets. New service to Barranquilla, Colombia (BAQ), will add a new destination to the airline’s global network and customers will have increased options when traveling throughout the region. Expanded service includes new flights to Belize City, Belize (BZE); Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (GCM); Guadalajara, Mexico (GDL); Managua, Nicaragua (MGA); and Monterrey, Mexico (MTY).

The new routes:

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American is taking delivery of more than 100 new aircraft this year, giving it the youngest fleet of any U.S.-based network carrier. Orders include the Airbus A320 and A320neo family, A350-900s, Boeing 737 MAX, 777-300ERs and 787s, which will make American’s fleet even younger, more modern and fuel efficient.

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-115 N9017P (msn 6085) arrives at the Miami hub.

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Volaris to launch Guadalajara-Houston flights

Volaris (Concesionaria Vuela Compañía de Aviación, S.A.) (Mexico City) will add the Guadalajara – Houston (Bush Intercontinental) route on March 23, 2015. The new route will be operated three days a week per Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Volaris names its aircraft after contest winners. In 2010 the airline announced its “Put your name on a Volaris’ plane and get free flights for a year” contest. Contestants had to answer the question: What would you do if you had a Volaris’ plane for a year? According to the airline, “Our jury will choose the twenty one (21) most original, creative and fun answers as winners. The prize will include the right to to put your name on a Volaris’ plane and a Volaris’ Pass to get free flights for yourself and one travel companion during a year to any of our destinations.” The pictured Airbus A320-232 XA-VOV (msn 3524) arriving at Las Vegas is named “Valerie”.

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Delta to introduce the Boeing 737-900 ER on two more routes from Los Angeles

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) on January 5, 2015 will introduce the Boeing 737-900 ER on the Los Angeles-Guadalajara route followed by Los Angeles-Phoenix on February 13, 2015 per Airline Route.

Additionally for next summer, Delta plans to use the stretched 737 on the Atlanta-Grand Cayman route weekly on Saturdays from June 8 through August 15, 2015.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-932 ER N811DZ (msn 31916) arrives at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

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Volaris is coming to Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood from Mexico City and Guadalajara

Volaris (Mexico City) has announced the launch of two new routes to connect Mexico City and Guadalajara with Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). Mexico City flights will start operating on December 1 and Guadalajara flights on December 4. Mexico City flights will operate four days a week and Guadalajara flights two days a week. FLL is the second destination in Florida after Orlando. FLL will serve the Miami area (see map below).

The carrier is also adding the following routes this winter:

Morelia-Oakland (twice-weekly, effective November 3)

Guadalajara-Orlando (twice-weekly, effective November 17)

Guadalajara-Chicago (O’Hare) (twice-weekly, effective November 19)

Cancun-Las Vegas (twice-weekly, effective December 18)

Copyright Photo: Eddie Maloney/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-133 XA-VOC (msn 2997) lands in Las Vegas.

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Updated Route Map for routes from Mexico City:

Volaris MEX 10.2014 Route Map