Volaris plane image via wikipedia user Alan Wilson

published on December 8, 2017 - 11:29 AM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

Mexican airline carrier Volaris has added additional service to Mexico at Fresno Yosemite International Airport.

The twice weekly route to Morelia, in the Mexican state of Michoacan, will complement Volaris’ existing daily nonstop service to Guadalajara, Mexico, according to Fresno airport officials.

The nonstop service to Morelia begins Dec. 16 to coincide with the busy holiday travel season, and will operate on Saturdays and Mondays. Volaris will also bump up its Fresno-to-Guadalajara service to two daily flights on selected days through December and into January 2018.

“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 audience, as well as those who travel between the two cities for business and leisure,” said Volaris Director of Market Development Miguel Aguiñiga.

Fresno Yosemite International Airport is currently ranked fourth in the nation serving Mexico’s Guadalajara region, with the market and surrounding region accounting for 13 percent of the airport’s annual passenger traffic, according to airport officials.

AeroMexico, another Mexican airline, also offers daily service to Guadalajara.

“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.”

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