MEXICO CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Volaris (NYSE: VLRS Y BMV: VOLAR), the ultra-low cost Mexican carrier that operates in Mexico, the United States and Central America, inaugurated two new non-stop routes to Chicago and Los Angeles last week: Querétaro (QRO) – Chicago (MDW) and Querétaro (QRO) – Los Angeles (LAX). The addition of this new service gives both Chicago and Los Angeles more routes with Volaris than any other cities in the United States.
The city of Los Angeles – the second-largest U.S. city by population – has a population that is nearly 50 percent Hispanic (U.S. Census Bureau). Hispanic residents of Chicago – which features the third largest population of any city in the U.S. and the largest city in the country’s Mid West region – make up almost thirty percent of the city’s population (U.S. Census Bureau).
The large numbers of Hispanic residents in both Chicago and Los Angeles present an excellent opportunity for Volaris expansion. Both cities feature robust economies, diverse populations, Hispanic influence, large market size and have cultural ties to Mexico.
“These two new routes are key to Volaris’ drive to connect our ‘Visiting Friends and Relatives’ (VFR) audience on both sides of the border. By adding non-stop service from Querétaro to both Chicago and Los Angeles we follow through on our commitment to providing affordable and accessible travel options to our customers while simultaneously strengthening our foothold in two of the most important cities in North America,” said Volaris’ Chief Commercial Officer, Holger Blankenstein.
These new routes add to the 165 existing routes that Volaris currently offers – reinforcing the carrier’s position as the Mexican airline with the most U.S. destinations. With its extensive portfolio of routes that operate through Volaris’ point-to-point model the airline now offers customers the safest and fastest way to get to their destination of choice. Volaris maintains one of the youngest and most modern air fleets in the Americas.
Those interested in flying these new routes may begin to do so in the itineraries below:
Querétaro, Querétaro – Chicago, Illinois
(Friday and Sunday)
- Departing from Chicago at 12:20 PM, arriving to Querétaro at 4:42 PM
- Departing from Querétaro at 5:27 PM, arriving to Chicago at 9:10 PM
Querétaro, Querétaro – Los Angeles, California
(Tuesday and Saturday)
- Departing from Querétaro at 6:07 PM, arriving to Los Angeles at 8:00 PM
- Departing from Los Angeles at 11:55 AM, arriving to Querétaro at 5:22 PM
One-way tickets can be purchased at a base fare of $99.00 dollars including taxes. This is due to the purchase in advance option and its innovative “You Decide” program where customers only pay for the services they need. Tickets may be purchased through all of Volaris’ sales channels: www.volaris.com, our Call Center in Mexico at 01-800-122-8000, our Call Center in the United States at 1-866-988-3527 and any travel agency.
Controladora Vuela Compañía de Aviación, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR) is an ultra-low cost airline providing point to point services and operating between Mexico, US, and Central America. The ultra-low cost highly efficient business model offered by Volaris provides low base fares to develop its market, coupled with outstanding levels of quality services and a wide array of products. Since beginning their operations in March 2006, Volaris has increased its routes from an initial 5 to a current 165 and its fleet from 4 to 67 aircraft. Volaris currently operates over 300 daily flight segments on routes connecting 40 cities in Mexico and 28 cities internationally. Volaris targets passengers visiting friends and family, price sensitive business travelers, and leisure travelers in Mexico and to select destinations. Proudly Mexican, Volaris is regarded as one of the new leading companies in the country. Among other recognitions, Volaris has received the prestigious ESR Award for Social Corporate Responsibility for seven consecutive years. For more information, please visit: www.volaris.com