Volaris gets foreign air carrier permit for Costa Rican operations




Volaris (NYSE:VLRS)(BMV:VOLAR) the ultra-low-cost airline serving Mexico, the United States and Central America, has announced that its affiliate, Vuela Aviación, S.A., was awarded by the Department of Transportation of the United States of America a Foreign Air Carrier Permit to provide: 1) Foreign scheduled transportation of persons, property, and mail from points behind Costa Rica via Costa Rica and intermediate points to a point or points in the United States and beyond; and 2) charter air transportation between any point or points in Costa Rica and any point or points in the United States, and between any point or points in the United States and any point or points in a third country or countries, provided that, such service constitutes part of a continuous operation, with or without a change of aircraft, that includes service to the homeland for the purpose of carrying local traffic between Costa Rica and the United States, the company said.

Volaris Costa Rica will initiate operations to and from the United States of America on March 15, 2018. Volaris seeks to replicate its ultra-low-cost model in Central America by offering low base fares and point-to-point service in the region. Volaris Costa Rica initiated sales of four routes from Central America to the following US destinations: Los Angeles (LAX), New York (JFK), and Washington D.C. (IAD).

Volaris is an ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC), with point-to-point operations, serving Mexico, the United States and Central America. Volaris offers low base fares to build its market, providing quality service and extensive customer choice. Since beginning operations in March 2006, Volaris has increased its routes from five to more than 172 and its fleet from four to 71 aircraft. Volaris offers more than 321 daily flight segments on routes that connect 40 cities in Mexico and 27 cities in the United States and Central America with one of the youngest fleet in Americas. Volaris targets passengers who are visiting friends and relatives, cost-conscious business people and leisure travelers in Mexico and to select destinations in the United States and Central America. Volaris has received the ESR Award for Social Corporate Responsibility for eight consecutive years. For more information, visit: www.volaris.com