Volaris Announces Flights to Costa Rica

May 25, 2015

- Costa Rica becomes the second Central American destination for Volaris
- Starting September 10, Cancun and Guadalajara will be connected with San Jose

MEXICO CITY, May 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Volaris (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR), the ultra low cost Mexican airline with the most extensive route network servicing Mexico and the US, announced today their incursion 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 flights two times per week. 

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Volaris is expanding 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.

Launched at an introductory fare of US$ 119 one-way to Cancun and US$ 129 one-way to Guadalajara, taxes included, flights are available for booking with Volaris' innovative "Tu Decides" pay-per-service arrangement, whereby Customers select exclusively those services they need for their specific travel needs. Booking is available for customers on all Volaris sales channels, including online (www.volaris.com) and with any of our authorized travel agencies.

About Volaris
Controladora Vuela Compania 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 in Mexico, US, Guatemala, and Costa Rica. 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 140 and its fleet from 4 to 53 aircraft. Volaris currently operates over 220 daily flight segments on routes connecting 38 cities in Mexico and 23 cities internationally 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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