Mexican low-cost airline Volaris announced that it will begin flying to Colombia starting from October 6 this year with Bogotá and Cancún being the first two routes. This announcement was made during an event that took place within the framework of the Vitrina Turística ANATO 2021. With its two new routes, Volaris is all set to become the latest player in a contested Mexico-Colombia aviation market, which is one of the fastest-growing sectors following the Covid-19 pandemic.
The first route, which connects the two capitals, will run on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Airbus A320neos will be the flight carrier, which comes with approximately 184 seats depending on the passenger cabin configuration. The flight between Cancún and Bogotá will run on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.
Constanza Olaya Cantor, Vice Minister of Tourism of Colombia told the media, “The the opening of these new routes by Volaris between Mexico and Colombia becomes great news and an opportunity for many more Mexicans to know all the wealth that we have in our country in terms of tourism and vice versa. Likewise, this exchange of tourists will help us to continue strengthening the path of safe economic reactivation throughout Latin America.”
Tickets will be made available from June 23rd and they will be priced from $89.99. At present, Volaris airline has the highest number of passengers transported in Mexico and runs more than 1,000 weekly flights from the capital, along with 47 active routes, and has helped transport more than 50 million passengers since its inception.