Volaris Announces Launch of Low-Cost, Nonstop Service Between OAK and Both Toluca and Guadalajara, Mexico
Volaris Airlines, headquartered in Santa Fe, Mexico D.F., has announced plans to begin low-cost, nonstop flights between Oakland International Airport (OAK) and both Toluca and Guadalajara, Mexico, beginning July 16, 2009.
Toluca International Airport is located 45 minutes from Mexico City. Guadalajara is a popular destination with Mexican nationals visiting friends and relatives, as well as those doing business in this growing high-tech arena.
"We are pleased that Volaris selected Oakland International Airport, after evaluating more than a dozen airports nationwide, for their U.S. launch. The two daily nonstop flights, which represent a $50 million aircraft investment in Oakland, are an important vote of confidence for the San Francisco Bay Area," said Steve Grossman, director of aviation for the Port of Oakland, which owns and operates OAK. "Volaris is taking the right step in what will prove to be a bright future for the airline here at Oakland and in the U.S." Volaris and Southwest Airlines have announced their intention to enter a codeshare agreement beginning in spring 2010. The airlines are creating a business partnership that will enable their customers to travel between a variety of destinations in both the U.S. and Mexico. Travelers can look forward to convenient connecting flights on both Volaris and Southwest, as well as purchase tickets on each others websites.
Today's announcement by Volaris officials occurred at the Acapulco Tourism Marketplace Tianguis Turístico de Acapulco, the premier trade show in Mexico for tourism professionals, organized annually by the Mexican Ministry of Tourism and Mexican Tourism Board. Volaris' Oakland flights are now on sale at www.volaris.com.mx.
About the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport
The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland seaport, Oakland International Airport and 20 miles of waterfront. The Oakland seaport is the third busiest containerport on the U.S. West Coast. Oakland International Airport offers over 150 daily nonstop departures to 32 destinations; and the Ports real estate includes commercial developments such as Jack London Square, and hundreds of acres of public parks and conservation areas. The Port of Oakland was established in 1927 and is an independent department of the City of Oakland. Please visit www.portofoakland.com and www.oaklandairport.com.
Volaris is a Mexican high-efficiency airline aimed at offering customers a unique travel experience - starting with the easy ticket purchasing process right through the on-time guarantee on all flights. With 21 Airbus A320 aircraft, Volaris has the youngest and most modern fleet in Mexico reaching 21 airports and 35 routes across the country. From the start of operations in March 2006, the airline guarantees travelers comfort and reliability delivered by more than 1,500 employees making up the Volaris family and dedicated to strengthening the airline's commitment to excellent service and single-class treatment in a human way. Please visit www.volaris.com.mx.
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