SAN JOSE – Volaris will launch new non-stop flights between San Jose and Mexico City this year, the airline announced on Monday. This is a welcome counterpoint to a terrible year of travel amid coronavirus-related economic uncertainties.
Volaris’ new flights would be the first new international service for San Jose International Airport since the coronavirus outbreak.
The airline, which adopts new antivirus health and safety protocols, said it will add three weekly flights between San Jose and Mexico City to connect families who may have been separated during months of pandemic restrictions.
“We are excited to add Mexico City to the growing list of routes Volaris flies between San Jose and Mexico,” said John Aitken, San Jose Aviation Director. “Mexico is a major business and vacation destination for many South Bay travelers.”
According to Volaris, the three daily flights are scheduled to start on November 9th.
“Volaris continues to focus on delivering the best travel experience at affordable prices so that more people can travel to San Jose,” said Miguel Aguiniga Rodriguez, the company’s director of market development.
Even before the San Jose-Mexico City service was announced, Volaris was a major operator of flights between Silicon Valley and other destinations in Mexico. Volaris flies non-stop between San Jose and Guadalajara, Leon / Guanajuato, Morelia and Zacatecas.
“Volaris continues to see the strength of the San Jose market with additional service and competitive rates,” said Aitken.
The new service from San Jose to Mexico City will be launched on the airline’s Airbus A320, which has 179 seats, Volaris said.
“We are confident that this new route will help more friends and relatives reunite after so many months,” said Rodriguez.