In solidarity with the communities and population affected by Hurricane "Otis", Volaris Ambassadors carried out humanitarian flights, which allowed the transport of more than 1,500 people and approximately 2 tons of humanitarian aid under the airlift established and coordinated by the federal authorities between October 27 and November 12 of this year.
The humanitarian flights allowed the vulnerable population of Acapulco to be evacuated, including the wounded, sick, elderly, pregnant women, minors; as well as transporting rescuers, doctors, volunteers, personnel from companies providing basic services and authorities, among others, to said port.
As part of these humanitarian actions, the Volaris Family linked up through the "Volemos Juntos" and "Avion Ayuda Volaris" Programs to donate, assemble and transport food supplies and hygiene kits. The belongings were delivered by Volaris volunteers, in coordination with the Mexican Red Cross, to affected families in various areas of the Port of Acapulco, as well as to their Ambassadors of the company based in said city.
Susana Martínez, Director of Talent and Organizational Development, expressed her gratitude and pride for the solidarity and commitment of each of the Volaris Family Ambassadors who participated in this initiative. She highlighted that each of them reflects the humanitarian spirit that characterizes the company, underscoring the importance of supporting and forming strategic alliances in emergency situations, especially with the Mexican Red Cross. “It is impressive to see the immense heart of the Volaris Ambassadors, donating money, food supplies, preparing them, coordinating with the Red Cross, taking flights in very precarious conditions, but always safely and reaching the hearts of the victims.”
Actions like these reaffirm Volaris' commitment to take flight to help the communities in which it operates during natural disasters or emergencies. Through the "Volaris Aid Plane" program, started in 2017, the company has transported humanitarian aid to various national and international destinations, in collaboration with volunteers and strategic allies.
"Now comes a new stage, where we will join the State and support its reactivation strategy, a stage where our Ambassadors want to celebrate Christmas with the affected children, a stage where we will focus on tourism and the rehabilitation of infrastructure, making alliances with companies that participate in the reconstruction. Air transportation must be an essential part of raising the State. We fly with Guerrero!" said Dionisio Pérez-Jácome, vice president of Corporate Development and Sustainability of Volaris.
Starting this week, Volaris restarted itinerant operations to Acapulco from Mexico, Guadalajara and Tijuana with the aim of rebuilding the affected area together.