Mexico’s second largest airline was founded as Vuela Airlines in 2005 and ticket sales started as soon as January 2006. The name was eventually changed to what is now known as “Volaris” in 2010. This happened after the ownership had changed to Avianca with 50% and investment fund Discovery Americas with over 25%. The delivery of the airline’s first aircraft and the first (non-commercial) flight was operated in February 2006. Scheduled revenue flights were launched on March 13, 2006, with the inaugural flight having been operated from Toluca to Tijuana.
Now, Volaris has grown rapidly with a fleet of 59 Airbus models which serve 65 destinations: (43) domestic and (22) international routes. Volaris operates at the following airports:
- Benito Juárez International Airport (Mexico City)
- Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport (Guadalajara)
- General Abelardo L. Rodríguez International Airport (Tijuana)
- General Mariano Escobedo International Airport (Monterrey)
Flying with Volaris
As a low-cost airline, Volaris’ service on board is not classified to any but one-of-a-kind service on air. With Volaris, passengers are offered with their inflight menu with a wide range of meals and beverage; alcohols are allowed to be bought as long as the customer is of legal age. Kids are given Volaris Backpacks which contain fun games and a coloring book.
To keep travellers entertained, the airline has Volaris TV, Radio and Magazine. Souvenirs are also available on board.
Volaris’ frequent flyer program called VClub started in 2012. The program is a membership that provides special fares, offers, last minute travel deals, and other perks wherein customers can save up to 40%.
The Mexican budget airline was known to have a promo which started after the celebration of their seventh anniversary, wherein passengers are offered with 70% off in all flights and they do this annually.
Volaris Reviews and Online Services
I am pleased with the overall design and functionality of the website. It appears that once again Volaris had updated their official site and it’s more modernized and more handsome appearance-wise. The web page is user friendly and well organized which doesn’t give hassles to other customers while booking or searching for a flight deals online.
According to several Volaris reviews, the airline is really keen in providing not only exclusive service during the flight, but also before and prior to booking. One funny thing they said about Volaris was, “This Minecraft inspired airline can be the next flag carrier of Mexico,” or it might be part of the World’s Top 100 Airlines in 2016. Who knows, right?
Unlike other low-cost airlines, Volaris has a mobile app for their PC services. Customers can find cheap tickets, promotions, review itineraries, and have their boarding pass with them at all times. The travel app is available on App Store, Google Play Store, and Windows Store.
- Website URL: www.volaris.com
- Contact Number: +52 55 1102 8000
- Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fax Number: +52 55 5261 6400
- Head Office Address: Prolongacion Paseo dela Reforma, No 490 1er Piso Colonia Santa Fe,
Mexico City, Mexico
Well, I initially thought at first, that Volaris was inspired or somehow related to Minecraft, all because of the pixelated logo. Unfortunately, Minecraft is a video game originally created by the Swedish (Sweden).
Moreover, if by chance I will travel to and from Mexico, I will definitely choose to book and ride with Volaris. You might be wondering now, how I stumbled upon Volaris. Well, it’s through word of mouth. I wasn’t disappointed writing a review about this Mexican budget airline that offers more than a decent flight but also exclusive services. More power to Volaris.
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