Cancun, Q.R. — Volaris has announced the addition of three new routes that will connect to Cancun. The first is the Cancun-Culiacán route, which the company says, will serve around 3 million passengers a year in Sinaloa.
The airline reported the 3 million passenger figures from bus routes that leave the city of Culiacán bound for Cancún. They said their objective is to have those passengers switch from a 42-hour bus ride to a “simple flight”.
Omar Carrera, Sr. Commercial Director of Volaris explained “in Mexico, the bus market is three billion passengers a year. If the aviation industry takes just one percent of it, it would double the size of our sector. Hence, our main competition is not another airline, but this market that moves by land.
“Through various campaigns and joint efforts with the states, we seek to get more people to fly for the first time or to increase the use of the plane as the main means of transportation.”
Volaris also announced a new Cancun-Morelia route. Over the weekend, Volaris inaugurated the route which they are hoping to serve a potential market of 3 million passengers a year in the state of Michoacán.
With these latest two additions, Volairs says they now connect Cancun with 19 cities.
Bernardo Cueto Riestra, secretary of tourism of Quintana Roo, said that “during 2021, more than 40 percent of arrivals were from national tourism.”
Starting June, Volaris says they will begin their Cancún–Lima, Peru flight. During their announcement, Bernardo Cueto Riestra said “I am pleased to be present at the inauguration of the Cancun-Morelia air route of Volaris Airlines.
“This is a reflection of the great connectivity that we have, which will allow us to strengthen tourism in our country and provide a diversification of our offer for those who visit us.”