Posted on: 26 March 2015 by Mark Howells
Volaris has continued the expansion of its route network from Guadalajara in Mexico by inaugurating a thrice-weekly service between Guadalajara and Houston, Texas, as well as announcing another planned new route between Guadalajara and Dallas.
Volaris’s Houston flights depart Guadalajara on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays at 08:25, arriving in Houston at 10:35. The return service leaves Houston at 11:55, arriving in Guadalajara 14:20. Houston and Dallas are the second and third Texan destinations for Volaris after its non-stop service to San Antonio.
According to the Pew Research Center, Houston has a Hispanic population of over two million people, of which 50% are of Mexican origin. Volaris therefore hopes the new service will facilitate communication between Jalisco residents and their relatives and friends in Houston. The Texan city is also an important business destination, thanks to its rapidly diversifying energy based economy, including high technology and medical research industries.
Volaris’s CEO, Enrique Beltranena, commented, “We are very pleased to bring to market a second destination in Texas, and soon a third one with the Dallas announcement. We reiterate our commitment towards providing Guadalajara – Mexico's Perla Tapatía — greater domestic and international connectivity and our leadership with 37 serviced destinations, averaging 480 weekly flights from this city. This is how we will maintain our position as the official airline of Guadalajara.”