Guadalajara-Houston, New Service for Volaris

March 26, 2015

- New service to strengthen Volaris positioning as the airline with the most flights to international destinations from Guadalajara

MEXICO CITY, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Volaris (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR) the ultra-low cost airline operating the most extensive domestic route network servicing the US and Mexico, today inaugurated new international service between the cities of Guadalajara, Jalisco and Houston, Texas with flights on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.  

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Houston becomes the second destination operated by Volaris to the state of Texas, after its non-stop service to San Antonio. A third destination to the state will soon be announced, with a DallasGuadalajara flight. Houston, one of Texas' ultimate cosmopolitan cities, is widely known in Mexico for its excellent restaurants, shopping for all tastes, cultural sites including beautiful plazas and over 300 parks, and outstanding medical services. Houston is also an important business destination, thanks to its rapidly diversifying energy based economy, including high technology and medical research industries.

For Volaris, bringing together friends and families on both sides of the border remains one of the most important missions. According to the Pew Research Center, Houston has a Hispanic population of over 2 million people, of which 50% are of Mexican origin. The new service will facilitate communication between Jalisco residents and their relatives and friends in Houston.

Volaris CEO, Enrique Beltranena, spoke of the significance of offering Volaris customers' new and attractive destinations and strengthening Volaris' presence in Texas. "We are very pleased to bring to market a second destination in Texas, and soon a third one with the Dallas announcement. We reiterate our commitment towards providing GuadalajaraMexico's Perla Tapatía — greater domestic and international connectivity and our leadership with 37 serviced destinations, averaging 480 weekly flights from this city. This is how we will maintain our position as the official airline of Guadalajara."  

"Passengers at Houston's Bush Airport continue to enjoy an unprecedented level of connectivity with Latin America and new partners like Volaris are helping to make that connection even stronger," Mario C. Diaz, Director of Aviation of the Houston Airport System said. "This new non-stop service complements the continued expansion of the international service available at IAH and will provide Volaris' customers with even better access to our dynamic, growing city and all that it offers."

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

Guadalajara, JaliscoHouston, Texas

(Effective March 23. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays)

  • Departing Guadalajara, Jalisco at 8:25 hrs., arriving Houston, Texas at 10:35 hrs.
  • Departing Houston, Texas at 11:55 hrs., arriving Guadalajara, Jalisco at 14:20 hrs.

Launched at an inaugural fare starting at US $115, flights are available for booking with Volaris' buy-ahead approach and innovative pay-per-service plan, Tu Decides, whereby travelers specifically select only those services they need for their trip. Booking is available for customers at all Volaris sales channels including online (www.volaris.com), our Call Centers in Mexico (01-800-122-8000) and the US (1-866-988-3527), or through any of our authorized travel agencies.

About Volaris

Controladora Vuela Companía de Aviacion, 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 and the US. 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 132 and its fleet from 4 to 51 aircrafts. Volaris currently operates over 200 daily flight segments on routes connecting 38 cities in Mexico and 19 cities in the United States with Mexico's most modern airplane fleet. Volaris targets passengers visiting friends and family, price sensitive business travelers, and leisure travelers in Mexico and to select US 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 five consecutive years. For more information, please visit: www.volaris.com 

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