Volaris Inaugurates New Leon/Bajio - Los Angeles Service

June 9, 2015

The new route strengthens Volaris' commitment to uniting friends and family on both sides of the border

MEXICO CITY, June 9, 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 consolidation in Mexico's Bajio region, with new international services connecting Leon, Guanajuato to Los Angeles, California operating four times a week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.


"This is yet further proof that we are committed to uniting friends and family on both sides of the border at low fares, efficiently and safely," said Volaris Commercial Director, Holger Blankenstein. "To date we have transported nearly 5 million passengers to and from California, a number that is on the rise given our more than 160 flights per week, to the seven destinations we service in the state."

Statistics from Pew Hispanic Center inform that there are over 14 million Hispanic residents in California, of which 83% are of Mexican origin. "Now, it is easier for the paisano community to travel to Mexico's Bajio Region on board one of the youngest fleets in the Americas – this at the lowest, clean and clear fares," Blankenstein added.

He also informed that the new route becomes the fifth destination operated by Volaris from Leon, Guanajuato, "at this time we are totaling five destinations serviced from Bajio, and of these, three are to the US, reiterating our other goal which is to provide the region with greater domestic and international connectivity," he concluded.

"We congratulate Volaris for the introduction of new international service to Los Angeles," said Gina Marie Lindsey, Executive Director at Los Angeles World Airports. "Volaris will be operating from Terminal 2, currently under transformation. Once we've completed this construction, the travel experience for Volaris Customers will improve significantly."

The new service helps consolidate Volaris positioning as the Mexican airline with highest number of routes throughout Mexico and to the US, totaling 140 routes to 61 destinations, of which 20 are to the US and 38 domestic. Since its inauguration, Volaris has transported over 49 million passengers, and of these nearly 7 million have been to the US. This number continues on the rise as a result of more than 220 daily flights.

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

Leon, GuanajuatoLos Angeles, California
(Effective June 8. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday)

  • Departing Leon, Guanajuato at 8:30hrs., arriving Los Angeles, California at 10:00hrs.
  • Departing Los Angeles, California at 11:20hrs., arriving Leon, Guanajuato at 16:20 hrs.

Launched at an introductory fare of US$139 one-way, taxes included, flights may be booked ahead of time 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 on 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 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 39 cities in Mexico and 24 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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SOURCE Volaris

Celina Rodriguez, celina.rodriguez@voioutsourcing.com.mx, 5261-6400 ext. 5499; Juliana Padilla, jpadilla@gcya.net, 5246-0165