Articles tagged “volaris”

Mexico’s Volaris Sticks With Its U.S. Focus Despite Recent Stumbles

Mexico’s Volaris Sticks With Its U.S. Focus Despite Recent Stumbles

Brian Sumers, Skift

Yes, 2017 wasn't the best year for Volaris. But don't count out the airline. It has one of the lowest cost bases in the world. That's always a good thing — especially in a downturn.

10 months ago

Mexico’s Volaris Plots Central American Growth at Expense of Copa Airlines

Mexico’s Volaris Plots Central American Growth at Expense of Copa Airlines

Eduardo Thomson, Bloomberg

Copa Airlines CEO Pedro Heilbron has been in the job for 30 years, and has been adept at managing the carrier through sometimes-turbulent times. For that reason alone, Copa should be OK. But you never know.

11 months ago

Frontier Airlines Will Codeshare With Mexico’s Volaris in a Unique Arrangement

Frontier Airlines Will Codeshare With Mexico’s Volaris in a Unique Arrangement

Brian Sumers, Skift

Passengers should cheer news that Volaris and Frontier will codeshare, as it should help Americans visit many more Mexican destinations at cheap prices. But will Volaris and Frontier cooperate enough to make the process seamless for passengers? We'll soon find out.

1 year ago

Airlines Put Facebook Messenger Chatbots to Work Answering Easy Questions

Airlines Put Facebook Messenger Chatbots to Work Answering Easy Questions

Brian Sumers, Skift

Bots have come a long way since Alaska Airlines introduced 'Ask Jenn' about a decade ago. But they're still not perfect. At least for now, we'd rather have a human touch.

2 years ago

Bus Travel Is Growing Around the World, But Airline Competition Is Increasing

Bus Travel Is Growing Around the World, But Airline Competition Is Increasing

Dan Peltier, Skift

As economies around the world continue to fluctuate from boom to bust times, the bus market will remain relevant to capitalize on what consumers can afford and what amenities they're willing to give up -- or gain -- from choosing the road over the skies.

2 years ago

Volaris CEO Interview: Mexico’s Top Low-Cost Carrier Knows What Passengers Want

Volaris CEO Interview: Mexico’s Top Low-Cost Carrier Knows What Passengers Want

Skift, Brian Sumers

Volaris is probably the most successful New York Stock Exchange-traded airline stock you've never heard of. In about a decade, Enrique Beltranena has built the airline into powerhouse in Mexico. Now, he wants to expand. Will it work?

2 years ago

Mexican Low-Cost Airline Volaris Is Outsmarting Rivals, One Bus at a Time

Mexican Low-Cost Airline Volaris Is Outsmarting Rivals, One Bus at a Time

Brian Sumers, Skift

You may not have heard of Mexico's Volaris yet, but that should change soon. It is planning a major U.S. expansion.

2 years ago

U.S.-Mexico Expand Air Travel Opportunities in New Agreement

U.S.-Mexico Expand Air Travel Opportunities in New Agreement

Associated Press

As neighbors, this kind of agreement was long overdue to make it easier for Mexicans to reach U.S. cities and vice versa.

3 years ago

Shares of Mexican Low-Cost Carrier Volaris Surge in U.S. Market Debut

Shares of Mexican Low-Cost Carrier Volaris Surge in U.S. Market Debut

Veronica Gomez and Elinor Comlay, Reuters

Volaris has succeeded in its home market by offering an affordable, faster alternative to bus travel. It plans to expand its share of the Mexican market, in part by expanding to U.S. cities with budget fares.

5 years ago

Volaris will soon fly nonstop from Phoenix to Mexico City and Guadalajara

Associated Press

The new flights may boost tourism in Mexico City and Guadalajara, as other low-cost, direct flights have for Cancun.

6 years ago