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Volaris to Launch Nonstop Service Between Guadalajara and New York City

Airlines & Airports | Patrick Clarke | March 26, 2015

Volaris to Launch Nonstop Service Between Guadalajara and New York City

Low-cost Mexican airline Volaris has announced this week that it will launch nonstop service between Mexico's second-largest city, Guadalajara, and the U.S.'s biggest metropolis, New York City, beginning this upcoming summer.

The service will connect passengers between Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport (Guadalajara International Airport) and John F. Kennedy International Airport.

The route addition, which is effective July 15, 2015, is a part of Volaris' ongoing efforts to expand internationally. The direct service, which is sure to be in heavy demand given New York's status as a tourist hotspot, will be available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, with the inaugural fare starting at $204. 

"Just as Frank Sinatra said in his most famous song, we want our customers to live the experience of the city that never sleeps, which is why we are so excited to now offer this new nonstop flight consolidating our position as the Mexican carrier with the widest route network," said Volaris CEO Enrique Beltranena in a statement. "There's no better way to achieve this than with service connecting Mexico's Perla Tapatia with The Big Apple."

"We can't say enough of a city with such a high tourism profile that is sure to delight our Guadalajara customer base, from its beautiful high-rises, Broadway productions, and museums, to its amazing parks, wide array of stores, and everything else the city has to offer tourists," added Beltranena. 

Guadalajara International Airport is one of the Mexico City-based airline's four hubs. The carrier currently operates 20 international flights and 18 domestic flights from the airport, which is considered Mexico's third busiest behind Mexico City and Cancun. 

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