Posted on: 28 October 2010 by Ross McSweeny
From 12 November Southwest Airlines customers will be able to book connecting flights with Volaris from 20 Southwest cities to five Mexican destinations (Cancun, Guadalajara, Morelia, Toluca/Mexico City and Zacatecas).
The new service will connect through Los Angeles International, Oakland International, and San Jose International airports and will create up to 85 additional flight itineraries. As Volaris grows, additional Southwest cities will open international destinations, continuing Southwest’s commitment to network expansion.
"In 2008, we announced our intent to offer customers international service by utilising a partnership with Volaris. We are proud to introduce our one-of-a-kind connecting product that will foster Southwest’s growth by providing customers the ability to book international destinations to Volaris’s expanded network," noted Bob Jordan, executive vice-president of strategy and planning for Southwest Airlines. "This is an important day for Southwest and Volaris employees; we have worked diligently to create a unique product that will uphold our high levels of customer service, stimulate additional revenue for both carriers, and offer great new destinations for both airlines’ customers."
"We are proud of the great work both airlines have completed in the past two years. This partnership will strengthen our growth strategy and will solidify our service in the United States," said Enrique Beltranena, CEO of Volaris. "The objective of this partnership is to provide a convenient and affordable itinerary for our customers, while offering a higher level of service on both sides of the border."