Volaris announced today new nonstop flights from Mexico City to Houston Intercontinental and New York JFK as well as Guadalajara to Milwaukee.
Volaris’ inaugural service to Milwaukee (from Guadalajara) was celebrated with a cake, a plaque, a ribbon cutting ceremony and musicians. The twice-weekly service departs the Wisconsin airport just after midnight which explains why there’s no daylight in any of these pictures.
Volaris in the last week launched three new links between Mexico and the US. On 1 March the LCC launched new links from Mexico City (MEX) to Houston Intercontinental (IAH) and New York JFK (JFK). Both of these routes are already served by Aeromexico, Interjet and one US carrier.
The most interesting new route was started on 2 March between Guadalajara (GDL) and Milwaukee (MKE), the carrier’s first service to the Wisconsin airport. It is also the only one of the airline’s three new US routes which does not face any direct competition.
With these developments Volaris has grown its share of the Mexico to US market to 9.2% as measured by seat capacity. This ranks the carrier fifth behind American Airlines (20.1%), United Airlines (19.3%), Delta Air Lines (14.1%) and Aeromexico (10.7%), but ahead of Southwest Airlines (6.9%) and Interjet (5.6%).