The Consulate General of Mexico in Austin is pleased to forward the following press release issued by Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and the City of Austin about Volaris new nonstop flights between Austin, Texas and Guadalajara, Mexico.  
 
   
For immediate release:
May 5, 2016
Contact:  Ana Ambrosi, Volaris, 469/399-7979,
aambrosi@gcya.net
               Jim Halbrook, Aviation PIO, 512/530-7531
                Jason Zielinski, Aviation PIO, 512/530-6618
               Derick Hackett, Aviation PIO, 512/530-7545
   
Volaris joins Austin airport with nonstop flights to Guadalajara

AUSTIN, TEXAS - Volaris, the Mexican ultra-low cost airline, has announced new nonstop flights between Austin, Texas and Guadalajara, Mexico, scheduled to start August 7, 2016. Tickets are available at www.volaris.com or call in the U.S., 1-866-988-3527, and Mexico, 01-800-122-8000.

"Day after day we strive to extend Volaris' connectivity and services to benefit our customers and maintain our positioning as the Mexican airline with the widest presence in the US," said Holger Blankenstein, Chief Commercial Officer of Volaris. "The new Austin-Guadalajara route improves our presence in the Texas market adding to San Antonio, Houston and Dallas that we already operate."

"This announcement that Volaris will provide nonstop service from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico to Austin is good news. The home of mariachi is now connected to the Live Music Capital of the World," said Austin Mayor Steve Adler.

"The new flight will connect two of the most vibrant start-up scenes and technology hubs in North America," said the Consul General of Mexico in Austin, Carlos González Gutiérrez.

The service will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Flights will depart Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) at 1:20 p.m., and arrive at Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Guadalajara International Airport (GDL) at 3:28 p.m. Flights will depart Guadalajara at 9:33 a.m., arriving in Austin 11:50 a.m. Flights are operated on 179 seat, A-320 aircraft.

"More nonstop flights expand our economic potential and open up opportunities for exchange," said Doug Driskill, Dell Executive and Chair of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce's Air Service Task Force. "Austin understands the importance of international air service in today's global economy and the critical need for connectivity to Mexico, Texas' most important trading partner. Guadalajara is Latin America's Silicon Valley, a magnet for tech entrepreneurs and home to some of the world's top electronics and semiconductor manufacturers. I'm thrilled to welcome Volaris to Austin."

"Mexico represents a vital part of the international inbound travel to Austin," said Julie Chase Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau.  "Like Austin, Guadalajara is an important tech hub that is also rich in arts and culture and we trust this new air route will help to increase tourism opportunities between our two cities. This new non-stop service on Volaris will ultimately mean more visitors and significantly more spending for our city, our hotels, restaurants, attractions and retailers."

The airport of choice for Central Texas, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS), welcomes new carrier Volaris and nonstop service to Guadalajara, Mexico. Fly to more new international nonstop destinations including Frankfurt, Germany on Condor Airlines,
www.condor.com . Austin-Bergstrom extends a thank you to its airport partners and its 11.9 million passengers in 2015. Find all nonstop routes with the free interactive flight guide on www.abia.org . Connect with us on Twitter, @AUStinAirport, and Facebook, www.facebook.com/abia .

About Volaris:

ControladoraVuelaCompañía de Aviación, S.A.B. de C.V. ("Volaris" or "the Company") (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR) is an ultra low cost airline providing point to point services and operating between Mexico, US, and Central America. The ultra low cost highly efficient business model offered by Volaris provides low base fares to develop its market, coupled with outstanding levels of quality services and a wide array of products. Since beginning their operations in March 2006, Volaris has increased its routes from an initial 5 to a current 152 and its fleet from 4 to 59 aircraft. Volaris currently operates over 250 daily flight segments on routes connecting 40 cities in Mexico and 23 international cities with Mexico's most modern airplane fleet. Volaris targets passengers visiting friends and family, price sensitive business travelers, and leisure travelers in Mexico and to select US destinations. Proudly Mexican, Volaris is regarded as one of the new leading companies in the country. Among other recognitions, Volaris has received the prestigious ESR Award for Social Corporate Responsibility for six consecutive years. For more information, please visit:
www.volaris.com
   
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