Miami International Airport (MIA) officials have welcomed Mexican low-cost carrier Volaris to the Miami market, Miami-Dade Aviation Department said.
The airline has begun four weekly flights to Guadalajara and daily flights to Mexico City on Airbus A320 aircraft. Guadalajara is now the sixth destination in Mexico with nonstop service from MIA. Volaris is the airport´s fourth airline serving Mexico and its eighth low-cost carrier.
Volaris is the first of four passenger airlines to announce Miami service launches in 2017. Canadian airline First Air began charter passenger flights from Ontario on behalf of Celebrity Cruises on February 4. In April, low-cost transatlantic airline WOW air will launch thrice-weekly service to ReykjavÃk, Iceland. Lastly, Aer Lingus will launch first-ever service from Dublin, Ireland in September, with three weekly flights. The four new airlines will add to MIA´s current total of 107 carriers — the most of any US airport.
Volaris serves more than 60 destinations in Mexico, the United States, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Puerto Rico.
Miami International Airport offers more flights to Latin America and the Caribbean than any other US airport, is America´s second-busiest airport for international passengers, boasts a lineup of more than 100 air carriers and is the top US airport for international freight.
MIA, along with its general aviation airports, is also the leading economic engine for Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida, generating business revenue of USD 33.7 billion annually and welcoming 70 percent of all international visitors to Florida.