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New Routes of the Day – Americas (1 June 2022): Volaris between Cancun/Mexico City and Lima


Volaris began serving Lima in Peru for the first time on 1 June. On that day it began daily service to the Peruvian capital from both Cancun and Mexico City using its A320neos. The 4,230-kilometre route from the Mexican capital is already served by Aeromexico (2-daily) and LATAM (daily), while the 3,810-kilometre sector from Cancun is already served by LATAM (12-weekly) and Sky Airline (2-weekly).

Peru becomes the airline’s latest international market. It began serving the US many years ago and currently serves 21 destinations in that country. However, expansion to the US is currently an issue as the FAA downgraded Mexico’s airports to Category 2 in May 2021, which means that no new services can be launched. A return to Category 1 status appears to still be some months away.

Other country markets served by Volaris are Colombia (Bogota), Costa Rica (San Jose), El Salvador (San Salvador) and Guatemala (Guatemala City). These new routes to Lima become Volaris’s longest sectors, beating the previous record of 3,580 kilometres, held by the Guadalajara to New York JFK route.

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#1 domestic airline in Mexico

With a fleet of 110 aircraft, Volaris is Mexico’s biggest airline carrying over 40% of domestic passengers, ahead of Vivaaerobus with around 30%. Passenger statistics reported by the airline reveal that Volaris carried 2.08 million passengers on domestic routes in May, at a load factor of 91%. Just over 450,000 passengers were carried on international routes at a load factor of 80%.


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