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

Volaris Closes July with Positive Numbers, Seeks to Compete with Buses

According to the Mexican Stock Exchange, Volaris was the only airline to post positive results in the second quarter. The airline also ended the period from April-June reporting 1.5 billion pesos ($68.2 million) in revenue, which represents a fall in its revenues of 81.7% compared to the same period in 2019. However, the airline has shown a greater recovery not only with the increase in its market share but also with the launch of new routes. According to Reforma, Volaris…

Volaris To Resume Several Routes Between Mexico and US

Volaris is resuming a large number of transborder services between Mexico and the U.S. in August. Mexico's largest low-cost carrier will be strengthening its operations in Mexico, the U.S. and Costa Rica, operating more flights, and resuming a number of point-to-point services to multiple destinations across Mexico. Volaris is also…

Viva Aerobus Adds Mexico City to Los Angeles and Houston…

Mexican low-cost carrier Viva Aerobus started serving Geroge Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston and Los Angeles International Airport from its Mexico City hub on July 16 and July 17, respectively. A new domestic route to Tampico from Mexico City was also launched by the airline on July 16 as well.…

Volaris Becomes Mexican Airline with Most Operations, Receives Airbus A320neo

According to aero-naves, Volaris has since May become the carrier with the highest daily number of operations in Mexico. Currently, the airline is operating with a market share of 33%, compared to 24% for Aeroméxico, 21% for Viva Aerobus and 18% for Interjet. Volaris is operating at 40% of its…

Indigo Partners Reaffirms Order for 430 Airbus A320neo

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that demand for air services is beginning to recover after hitting bottom in April. Passenger demand dropped significantly this year compared to 2019, due to the COVID-19-related shutdown air travel. Since the second half of last month, and during June, the aviation industry…

Aeroméxico Restarts International Flights while Mexico’s International LCCs Further Reduce…

Despite the declared "sanitary emergency" in Mexico, Mexico's national carrier, Aeroméxico, is reopening some international services and increasing frequency to Asia, Europe, the United States, Canada and some Latin American countries this month and next. Aeroméxico is seeking to restart some of its routes after it suspended flights to a…

Interview: Talking with Volaris CEO Enrique Beltranena

Last year was an interesting year for Volaris, Mexico's largest low-cost airline, taking Aeromexico's domestic market crown after following through on a solid growth plan. A big part of that success comes directly as a consequence of Enrique Beltranena's leadership. Under Beltranena's command, Volaris has set the standard for Mexico's…

An Inside Look at Mexico’s Volaris

As one of the pioneering and largest ULCC carriers in the Mexican aviation sector, Volaris offers a unique take on what it means to be an airline in the 21st century. When compared to other ULCC carriers such as InterJet, VivaAerobus, and even Spirit, there is a corporate sense of…

Volaris Costa Rica Inaugurates Washington Route, Marks New Chapter for…

At 1:30 p.m. local time in San Jose, Costa Rica, a Volaris Costa Rica Airbus A319 aircraft, registration N504VL, departed from Juan Santamaría International Airport. Although it would take nearly 8 hours to get there with a stop in San Salvador in nearby El Salvador, the flight would arrive at…

Two Ultra-Low-Cost Carriers Connect With New Codeshare Agreement

Codeshare agreements, which allow airlines to sell tickets on partner airlines, are commonplace among the world's airlines as they allow better connectivity and more options for passengers. Ultra-low-cost-carriers (ULCC), however, have resisted these agreements with major airlines, as they don't greatly benefit from them due to their ultra-low fares and…