Mexico's ultra-low-cost carrier, Volaris, has announced it will be adding 14 new domestic routes in the coming months.
The new routes "will contribute to a more united Mexico," said Enrique Beltranena, director and CEO of Volaris.
Established in tandem with market research that studies the needs and preferences of Volaris passengers, the new city pairs will all roll out by the end of the year.
They also "strengthen our business model from point to point and will allow more Mexicans to connect in a direct way and at the lowest prices with the destinations that most interest them," said Omar Carrera, director of prices and revenue management of Volaris.
The new flights include six from Mexico City (MEX), including Aguascalientes (AGU), Colima (CLQ), Cozumel (CZM), Puerto Escondido (PXM), Tepic (TPQ) and Bajío (BJX).
Bajio, located in western Mexico, in Guanajuato, will now also serve Huatulco (HUX), Los Cabos (SJD), Mérida (MID), Mexicali (MXL) and Puerto Vallarta (PVR).
Other new flights include service from Guadalajara (GDL) to Puerto Escondido (PXM), Tijuana (TIJ) to Zihuatanejo (ZIH) and Tuxtla-Gutiérrez (TGZ) to Tijuana (TIJ).
Start dates for the new flights remain pending, and Volaris execs encourage customers to pay close attention to the airline's social media channels for updates.
The new segments bring Volaris' totals to 319 daily flight segments on routes connecting 40 cities in Mexico and 27 cities in the United States and Central America. The airline, which began operations in March 2006, has grown from five initial routes to more than 160 and now operates a fleet of 71 aircraft.
The airline, which also began new service from LAX to Puerto Vallarta and from LAX to Acapulco last year, is just one of a number of global airlines adding seat capacity to and within Mexico. By year's end, carriers are expected to add 1.5 million new seats on direct flights to Mexico.
From 2013 to 2017, Mexico saw a 62 percent growth in visitation. It is now the sixth most-visited nation in the world.
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