The Mexican ultra-low cost airline Volaris has announced that it will start new nonstop service between Austin, Texas and Guadalajara, Mexico on August 7, 2016. “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.
“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.”
“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.
“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.”
“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.”
The service will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Flights will depart Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) at 1:20 PM, and arrive at Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Guadalajara International Airport (GDL) at 3:28 PM. Flights will depart Guadalajara at 9:33 AM, arriving in Austin 11:50 AM. Flights are operated on 179 seat, A-320 aircraft.
Travelers can book tickets on the carrier’s website at www.volaris.com or by phone, toll-free, in the U.S., 1-866-988-3527, and Mexico, 01-800-122-8000.
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