Volaris reactivates exclusive Guanajuato-Mérida route
The ultra-low-cost airline will start operations from November 18, 2022
Volaris, the ultra-low-cost airline that operates in Mexico, the United States, Central and South America, announced the start of sales for the reopening of the route that connects Guanajuato with Mérida, which will begin operations on November 18, 2022.
According to the Yucatan Tourism Secretariat, during May 2022, Mérida concentrated almost 79 percent of the total number of overnight visitors in the entity. It is currently among the ten Mexican destinations with the highest remuneration for tourism, raising the sector's contribution to state GDP above 11 percent.
Michelle Fridman Hirsch, head of the Ministry of Tourism Development (Sefotur) of Yucatan, highlighted the importance of this route, with which Yucatan will be reconnected not only with Guanajuato, but with the entire Bajío and central zone of the country, such as Aguascalientes, San Luis Potosí and other neighboring states that concentrate about 40 percent of the population in a perimeter adjacent to the airport.
"We are very happy to restore one of the essential routes for the recovery of pre-pandemic indicators, and that will connect us with the Bajío, where we will be able to work hand in hand with Volaris and the government of the state of Guanajuato to strengthen joint promotion," he concluded. .
With this reopening, Volaris consolidates itself as the airline that offers the largest number of seats and routes from the Bajío: 12 at the Guanajuato International Airport (BJX) and six at the Mérida International Airport (MID).
“This connection will allow more people to travel from Guanajuato, one of the most important cities in the country for those visiting friends and family, to one of the fastest growing tourism and business destinations in the last year. And it will reduce bus travel time, going from 28 hours on the road to just 2 hours by flight,” said Omar Carrera, commercial director of Volaris.
With this reactivation, Volaris reaffirms its commitment to the growth of tourism in Guanajuato and Mérida, where it landed for the first time in 2006 and 2007, respectively, and has transported more than 11 million passengers together.