Volaris Inaugurates Tijuana - San Francisco (Oakland) Service

March 5, 2015

-- This is the only flight to the US from Tijuana
-- San Francisco (Oakland), better connected to 16 different destinations in Mexico through Tijuana

MEXICO CITY, March 5, 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 connecting the city of Tijuana to the San Francisco (Oakland) area with flights on Wednesdays and Saturdays.   

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As the carrier with the most extensive destination offering from Tijuana, now totaling 31 cities, to date, Volaris has transported over 18 million passengers, 3 million last year alone, a figure that is expanding given the more than 230 flights per week operated from this city. 

"Tijuana is our home and we are extremely grateful for our customer's ongoing trust," said Holger Blankenstein, Volaris CCO. "With pride we announce a new addition to our destination offering, with this first international flight out of Tijuana. This means we now operate 31 flights to and from this city, consolidating our positioning as Tijuana's official carrier," he added.

Moreover, Blankenstein pointed out that this flight represents better connectivity for the San Francisco (Oakland) area, through Tijuana, the most connected city in Mexico thanks to the airline. "This route seeks to provide San Francisco (Oakland) with greater connectivity, with the 16 connecting flights we operate from Tijuana to the rest of the country. This is how we continue to unite family and friends who live on both sides of the border at the best fares."

Connecting destinations for San Francisco, Oakland include: Aguascalientes, Bajio, Colima, Chihuahua, Culiacan, Guadalajara, Hermosillo, La Paz, Mexico City, Morelia, Monterrey, Oaxaca, Zacatecas, Uruapan, Tepic, and Puebla.

"Volaris' continuing expansion at Oakland International Airport brings another new international destination to the San Francisco Bay Area, offering travelers and businesses even more access to key cities in Mexico," said Deborah Ale Flint, Director of Aviation for Port of Oakland. "OAK is the fourth largest airport in California and this new Tijuana service will make it the state's second largest gateway for nonstop flight destinations in Mexico."

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

Tijuana, Baja California –San Francisco (Oakland)
(Effective March 4. Wednesdays and Saturdays)

  • Departing Tijuana at 18:20 hrs., arriving San Francisco, (Oakland) at 19:55 hrs.
  • Departing San Francisco (Oakland) at 21:10 hrs., arriving Tijuana at 22:40 hrs.

Introduced at an inaugural fare starting at US $140, 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 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 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 aircraft. 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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