Oakland International Welcomes Volaris Airlines

By Clifford L. Williams

Volaris Airlines recently announced plans to begin its low-cost, nonstop flights between Oakland International Airport and three destinations in Mexico: Guadalajara, Tijuana and Toluca (31 miles west of Mexico City).
The Toluca-Oakland route is targeted to business travelers, as well as leisure travelers visiting family and friends of the Mexican community in the different locations throughout the Bay Area.
“For our new routes, we will continue to offer out traditional affordable prices and first rate quality services, connecting from Oakland to a number of destinations in Mexico,” said Volaris CEO Enrique Beltranena. “From these daily flights, Volaris customers will be able to connect to destinations including Cancun, Hermosillo, Los Cabos, La Paz and Monterrey.”
The three flights represent the beginning of an important investment in the Bay Area region. Volaris is deploying new Airbus aircraft, expected to have an economic impact of $30 million at the Oakland airport over the next two years.
Volaris, based in Santa Fe and Mexico City, was founded in 2006 and currently serves 39 routes in 23 cities throughout Mexico. The company is known for competitive pricing and an end-to-end operations model that has earned the airline the reputation for being Mexico’s most on-time carrier.
Volaris, which has more than 1,500 employees, operates a modern fleet of 18 Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft with an average age of 2.17 years.
For information on Volaris Airlines visit www.volaris.com.mx.

From left to right: Carlos Félix Corona, Consulate of Mexico - San Francisco; Victor Uno, President, Oakland Board of Port Commissioners; Deborah Ale Flint, Assistant Director of Aviation, Port of Oakland; Enrique Beltranena, CEO, Volaris; Honorable Ron Dellums, Mayor, City of Oakland; and Omar Benjamin, Executive Director, Port of Oakland.

From left to right: Carlos Félix Corona, Consulate of Mexico - San Francisco; Victor Uno, President, Oakland Board of Port Commissioners; Deborah Ale Flint, Assistant Director of Aviation, Port of Oakland; Enrique Beltranena, CEO, Volaris; Honorable Ron Dellums, Mayor, City of Oakland; and Omar Benjamin, Executive Director, Port of Oakland.