Mexico’s low-cost airline, Volaris is aiming to expand its domestic and international route networks and fleet totals in 2013. This was informed by the carrier CEO Enrique Beltranena. Since it is the country's second largest airline after Aeroméxico, it is also leading competitor in the Mexican domestic market. Therefore it plans to improve by adding new routes from time to time and making some internal changes.

Mexico Travel News: Volaris to Continue its Domestic Expansion in 2013

Currently the carrier ply’s to 10 U.S. destinations. As a result of its pact with Southwest Airlines, it is also connected with Southwest gateways. The carrier’s latest endeavor was the launch of weekly year-round Denver-Mexico City service on 8th of December, 2012. This marked an addition to its international service.
 
Beltranena informed that for the domestic sector plans of expansion will be implemented in 2013. Volaris serves 27 domestic destinations till date.  With a total fleet count of 41 A320s, the aircraft expects to add three more aircrafts by year’s end.

In 2012 18 new routes were launched by Volaris which includes 12 domestic and six to the U.S. According to a report released by Mexico’s Centre for Aviation, these additions have been the highest by any other Mexican carrier in the last year.

Beltranena informed that the airline company adopted the strategy of domestic expansion which succeeded in carrying a total of 5.2 million passengers, a 25% increase over 2011. Also there was increase in U.S. traffic by 24% in the same time period and reached 1.1 million passengers.

The month of February will also see new domestic launch which includes Volaris flights from Mexico City to both Merida and Tuxtla Gutierrez in the state of Chiapas in southern Mexico. The company also plans to launch its longest route till date which shall cover the distance from Tijuana to Cancun, totaling of 2,012 miles later in this year.

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