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A Volaris Airbus A320 sitting at the carrier's hub at Guadalajara International Airport in Mexico. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Albert Kuan)

Mexico’s Volaris and VivaAerobus Expand to Colombia and South America

This week Mexican Low-Cost Carriers (LCC's) Volaris and VivaAerobus officially announced the expansion of their international operations to Colombia and South America. Volaris and VivaAerobus will begin flying to Bogotá, Colombia later this year, with VivaAerobus being first in line to launch service on August 21, followed by Volaris on October 6. Both LCCs announced the start of Colombia-bound flights to a trade show audience at the 2021 Vitrina Turística ANATO convention in Bogotá on Wednesday. Currently, the only LCCs…

Aeromexico, Volaris Bolster Fleets with Addition of New Aircraft

Over the course of this month, two of Mexico's largest airlines have announced the incorporation of new aircraft into their fleets, taking the next step toward returning to pre-Covid-19 fleet and passenger numbers as the busy summer travel season takes off. As part of its fleet plan — and the…

Reports Suggest FAA to Downgrade Mexico Air Safety Rating

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) intends to downgrade Mexico's air safety rating in the coming days, hindering the U.S.-Mexico aviation market. The move will see the country's safety rating drop from a Category I rating to a Category II rating, according to Reuters.  With a Category I rating, flights and…

Volaris Announces Incorporation of Eight A320neo Aircraft In 2021

Volaris, the ultra-low-cost carrier that operates in Mexico, the U.S. and Central America, announced the addition of eight A320neo aircraft to its fleet in 2021, in addition to the three aircraft from its purchase order with Airbus, thus closing the year with at least 98 aircraft. Volaris has been able…

Volaris Commemorates 15 Years Flying With ‘Quinceañera’ Special Livery

Mexican low-cost carrier Volaris is celebrating 15 years of operations this month, and to commemorate the special anniversary, the airline unveiled an all-new quinceañera-themed paint design on one of its Airbus A320neo aircraft last week. The airline's "15th Birthday" is no small occasion, especially in Mexico, and Volaris is offering…

Former Interjet Pilots Taking On New Roles at Expanding Volaris,…

As Mexican Low-Cost Carrier Interjet remains non-operational and in an indefinite state of collapse due to financial difficulties, many former Interjet pilots have found work this past month flying the same kind of passenger jets for Mexico's second- and third-largest carriers, Volaris and VivaAerobus. Interjet was the third-largest carrier in…

Volaris Shares 2020 Results, Projects 2021 Performance

In a recent interview with the adn40 newscast, the CEO of Volaris, Enrique Beltranena, said that the Mexican ultra-low-cost airline ended the last quarter of the year operating at 95% of its capacity. “In Dec. 2020, Volaris reach out to operate at 102% compared to the same month in 2019.…

Volaris Grows Its A320neo Fleet

Ultra low-cost airline Volaris has incorporated a new Airbus A320neo into its fleet, hoping to build on its strategy of increased frequencies throughout its 170 route network. According to a21, with this new aircraft arrival, Volaris will have an integrated fleet of 86 aircraft with an average age of 5…

Interjet Cancels All Flights Through 2020

Mexican low-cost carrier (LCC) Interjet has notified its employees that it will not be operating any flights for the remainder of 2020. The airline's operations are shut down from Dec. 18 through the end of Dec. 31, and sources close to the airline's finances have mentioned to local news sources…

Mexican LCC Volaris Unveils Wonder Woman Livery on A320neo

Mexican low-cost carrier (LCC) Volaris has partnered with motion picture producer Warner Bros. Pictures to wrap one of its Airbus A320neos in a special livery dedicated to DC Comics superhero Wonder Woman. The special livery is a cooperation between the two companies to promote the new film, "Wonder Woman 1984"…