Volaris launched new route from Durango to Dallas-Fort Worth


One week ago, Mexico’s low-cost airline Volaris has launched a new direct route from Durango, Mexico to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

Volaris started flying the route this week, with service on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Tickets start at $89 for the 2-hour, 20-minute flights.

More than 1.69 million Mexicans live in North Texas, with at least 7% of them from Durango, according to the Consulate of Mexico.  The central Mexico state has about 1.7 million residents.PUBLICIDAD

“At Volaris, we focus on the need to provide direct flight options to our customers with the best rates and on routes that are strategically important from an economic and social perspective,” Volaris chief commercial officer Carolyn Prowse said in a statement.

Since launching in March 2006, Volaris has increased its routes from five to more than 196 and its fleet from four to 78 aircraft. It connects 40 cities in Mexico with 25 cities in the U.S. and Central America.

Its passenger traffic grew 28% in the last year, serving 1.9 million people in May.

<img src="https://dallasnews.imgix.net/1561053779-3485px-Panoramica_plaza_de_armas_Durango.jpg?q=30&w=200&fit=clip&auto=format&frame=1" alt="Durango is the capital city of its namesake state in central Mexico.(<p><span style="font-size: 1em; background-color: transparent;">Oliver Alexander Anderson Huerta</span>

Durango is the capital city of its namesake state in central Mexico. (Oliver Alexander Anderson Huerta/Wikimedia Creative Commons)

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