Volaris Brings its Expansion Efforts to Houston

New nonstop service to Guadalajara beginning in March

Jan. 13, 2015

HOUSTON, TX – Volaris added to its expanding route network connecting Mexico and the United States today, when it announced nonstop service between Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and Guadalajara International Airport (GDL) will begin in March 2015.

Tickets went on sale immediately for the route, which will originate out of Guadalajara three days a week. Flights are available for booking starting at an inaugural fare of $114, with the buy ahead approach and Volaris’ innovative pay-per-service plan — “Tú Decides” — that allows travelers to specifically select those services they need for their trip.

“Passengers at Bush airport continue to enjoy an unprecedented level of connectivity with Latin America and new partners like Volaris are helping to make that connection even stronger,” said Houston Aviation Director Mario C. Diaz. “This new non-stop service complements the continued expansion of the international service available at IAH and will provide Volaris’ customers with even better access to our dynamic, growing city and all that it offers.”

Volaris Chief Executive Officer Enrique Beltranena echoed that the new flight reinforces their expansion into the US market.

“We are extremely pleased to increase our international destination offering to a city of the caliber of Houston, which now becomes our second incursion into the Texas market,” Beltranena said. “We are ready to offer new and unique travel experiences to our customers in the Guadalajara marketplace.”

Since beginning their operations in March 2006, Volaris has safely and efficiently served more than 6 million passengers on flights between Mexico and the United States, operating 50 aircraft that make up one of the newest fleets in the Americas. The airlines’ 144-seat Airbus A319 and 174 seat Airbus A320 aircraft will service the route.

“Volaris seeks to unite family and friends on both sides of the border, on one of the youngest fleets operating in the Americas,” Beltranena said. “We are the Mexican airline with the greatest number of destinations reached and flights to the US, plus to date we have transported over 6.5 million passengers between Mexico and the US since we started operations, a number that is on the rise thanks to our growth efforts in 2014 and our expansion plans for the upcoming year.”

Flight Information

Route Departure Arrival Frequency
GDL - IAH 8:25 a.m. 10:35 a.m. Mon, Wed, Sat
IAH - GDL 11:55 a.m. 2:20 p.m. Mon, Wed, Sat

* All times local

About Volaris
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 and the US. The highly efficient business model provides low base fares to develop its market, coupled with outstanding levels of quality services and a wide array of products. Since beginning operations in 2006, Volaris has increased its routes from an initial 5 to a current 130 and its fleet from 4 to 50 aircraft. Volaris currently operates more than 200 daily flight segments on routes connecting 36 cities in Mexico and 18 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: volaris.com.

About the Houston Airport System
Houston Airports served more than 50 million passengers in 2014. Houston’s three airports — George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), William P. Hobby (HOU) and Ellington Airport (EFD) — contribute more than $27.5 billion to the regional economy. IAH and HOU collectively provide nonstop flights to more than 175 destinations worldwide. For more information, visit fly2houston.com. Get social with Houston Airports by following us on Twitter @IAH and @HobbyAirport.