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Volaris Applies For LAX-MLM & ZCL  
User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25768 posts, RR: 50
Posted (5 years 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4789 times:

Mexican low cost carrier Volaris has applied to the DOT for authorization to commence Los Angeles service from Morelia and Zacatecas. Carrier proposes to commence the new routes on November 23rd.

These two destinations would add to the carrier current Guadalajara and Toluca services from LAX.

OST-2009-0242


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User currently offlineLACA773 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 4050 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4709 times:
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Wow! I hope this works out for them. They obviously are doing pretty well with their TLC & GDL flights (are both twice daily?).

User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25768 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4587 times:

GDL is up to 3x so far.

Also Volaris has gotten in the LA-Cancun market by seliing a thru flight via GDL.



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User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5929 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4405 times:
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I'm hoping OAK gets additional service from Volaris.

User currently offlineLACA773 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 4050 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4345 times:
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Quoting LAXintl (Reply 2):
GDL is up to 3x so far.

Also Volaris has gotten in the LA-Cancun market by seliing a thru flight via GDL.

It sounds like they are doing great! Good for them. I had some friends who flew LAX-GDL with them as the traditional carriers had very high prices that it didn't make sense to fly Y but rather J. They conveyed that Volaris did a nice job all the way around. They didn't mind having to pay for snacks though they said it would've been nice if they offered a meal for sale on the 3 hour trip.

Do they utliize T2 @ LAX?

Where can we expect to see Volaris next? Since they are going to partner up with WN, should we expect to see LAS, PHX, MDW?


User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (5 years 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4333 times:

Why doesn't AGU get some service it is bigger than Morelia or Zacatecas.. Big grin


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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25768 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (5 years 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4313 times:



Quoting LACA773 (Reply 4):
Do they utliize T2 @ LAX?

Yup.

Quoting Captaink (Reply 5):
Why doesn't AGU get some service it is bigger than Morelia or Zacatecas

I think it has to do with Y4 cleverly looking at the states where many Angeleno Mexicans come from.
I have tons of acquaintances from Zacatecas for instance. To me it seems after Jalisco, Zacatecas and Michoacan states are right on top for folks in LA.

Even MX does not serve LAX-AGU while AM discontinued its 3x weekly flight in August.



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User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7592 posts, RR: 42
Reply 7, posted (5 years 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4189 times:



Quoting LACA773 (Reply 4):
They didn't mind having to pay for snacks though they said it would've been nice if they offered a meal for sale on the 3 hour trip.

Hmmm, do they? I flew MID-TLC with Volaris this summer (1:45 hr. flight) and there were complimentary chips and drinks (juice, pop or beer). Then again, chips would not be sufficient for a 3 hr. plus flight.



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User currently offlineSurfandSnow From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 2887 posts, RR: 31
Reply 8, posted (5 years 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4133 times:



Quoting LAXintl (Reply 6):
it seems after Jalisco

Everybody in this town seems to be from Jalisco! But in all fairness, this must mean Volaris' new flights to LAX (and international expansion overall) are doing well, right?



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User currently offlineDesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1465 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3980 times:

I am happy to see Volaris expanding their LAX service. With the large Mexican population in LA, point to point flying to smaller cities is a good plan other than the usual Guadalajara y Mexico City connecting service. They are a great company. I recently flew from Tijuana to Hermosillo. Upon boarding I noticed a sign on the plane indicating they just won a ¨Best Company to Work For¨award. We arrived 20 minutes early on one flight. Inflight service was great: free headsets, a snack, beverage service and I had a free Tequila on the return trip. They will be giving Mexicana and AreoMexico good competition. The only negative is no Frequent Flyer Program or alliance. I would have loved to received WN points form my flight.

User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5929 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (5 years 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3941 times:
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Quoting DesertAir (Reply 9):
The only negative is no Frequent Flyer Program or alliance. I would have loved to received WN points form my flight.

Hopefully, that will come when their marketing agreement with WN comes into effect this Spring.

How about OAK - MLM/ZCL. Taesa did it!


User currently offlineMarcus From Mexico, joined Apr 2001, 1801 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (5 years 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3926 times:



Quoting LACA773 (Reply 4):
They didn't mind having to pay for snacks though they said it would've been nice if they offered a meal for sale on the 3 hour trip.

They did?.....last time I flew them TIJ-TLC on February everything was complementary....has that changed?



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User currently offlineLACA773 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 4050 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (5 years 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3869 times:
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Quoting Marcus (Reply 11):
They did?.....last time I flew them TIJ-TLC on February everything was complementary....has that changed?

On your flight, did they offer a hot or cold meal? I will check back with my friends who took it. Do they even offer catering on their longer flights?


User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25768 posts, RR: 50
Reply 13, posted (5 years 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3653 times:

Approved by DOT.

Schedules for Morelia are loaded and available for booking.

Effective Nov 29th.
Y4-920 MLM-LAX 1600-1755
Y4-921 LAX-MLM 0945-1510



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User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6596 posts, RR: 55
Reply 14, posted (5 years 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3628 times:



Quoting LAXintl (Reply 13):



Quoting LAXintl (Reply 13):
Y4-920 MLM-LAX 1600-1755
Y4-921 LAX-MLM 0945-1510

Times seems a bit ood; even if they base the aircraft at LAX, the aircraft sits here from 1755 to 0910 the next morning.......Perhaps the ZCL flight will tie in to this ?

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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25768 posts, RR: 50
Reply 15, posted (5 years 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3598 times:

Also the ZCL schedule just got published.

Eff Nov 27th.
YX-922 ZCL-LAX 1600-1715
YX-923 LAX-ZCL 1000-1450

Quoting The777Man (Reply 14):
Times seems a bit ood; even if they base the aircraft at LAX, the aircraft sits here from 1755 to 0910 the next morning

Well the schedules mesh with other flights such as GDL (which will be increasing to 4x for the holidays). Who knows TLC might be getting added frequency or schedule changes also.



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