Volaris Adds Nonstop Service to Morelia, Mexico
Fresno, CA (December 8, 2017) – Air access between Fresno Yosemite International Airport and Mexico is increasing this month as international carrier Volaris has announced the launch of nonstop year-round service between Fresno and Morelia, Mexico. The twice weekly new route is timely with the upcoming winter holiday travel season and expands a second gateway from the Central Valley to the Mexico region.
A popular destination sought by Central Valley travelers, Morelia complements Volaris’ existing daily nonstop air service between Fresno and Guadalajara, Mexico. During the busy holiday travel season, Volaris plans to increase its flight frequencies between Fresno and Guadalajara to two daily flights on selected days through December and into January 2018. Coupled with the new Morelia route, the airline will frequently operate three daily international flights from Fresno Yosemite International Airport to Mexico.
Nonstop air service between Fresno Yosemite International Airport and Mexico continues to demonstrate strong demand and opportunities for growth. Fresno Yosemite International Airport is currently ranked fourth in the nation serving Mexico’s Guadalajara region. Locally the market to Guadalajara and surrounding region accounts for 13 percent of the airport’s annual passenger traffic.
“We are pleased with Volaris’ commitment to connecting Central California to the Guadalajara region of Mexico,” said Director of Aviation Kevin Meikle. “This new flight represents 73 direct and indirect added jobs and $3.7 million in annual economic activity to our community.”
“At Volaris, our goal is to bring families and friends together. Our business model aims to accomplish this through a combination of better connectivity, clean base fares and an extensive route network. The new nonstop service from Morelia to Fresno expands the number of travel options for our Visiting Friends and Relatives (VFR) audience, as well as those who travel between the two cities for business and leisure,” said Volaris Director of Market Development Miguel Aguiñiga.
Volaris’ departure from Fresno Yosemite International Airport to Morelia, Mexico begins on Saturday, December 16 and will operate on Saturdays and Mondays. Morelia reservations can be made at www.volaris.com or by calling 855.865.2747.
Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT)
Fresno Yosemite International Airport currently offers Valley passengers daily nonstop flights to Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and Guadalajara and Morelia, Mexico on domestic and international carriers. Fresno Yosemite is a municipally owned entity operating as a self-supporting enterprise. No City of Fresno general funds are used to operate Fresno Yosemite International Airport or Fresno Chandler Executive Airport
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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 over 165 and its fleet from 4 to 70 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
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