New Volaris airline route to Mexico
For Immediate Release:
August 1, 2016
Valerie Swift, Senior Director, Community Engagement, Goodwill Central Texas, 512.574.4242
New Volaris airline route to Mexico to be announced by the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at Goodwill Central Texas Headquarters
AUSTIN, TX — Goodwill Central Texas (GCT) is excited to be the host for The Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’ (GAHCC) unveiling of an important new non-stop airline route to Mexico, now offered by the airline Volaris.
The announcement will be made at the GCT headquarters at 1015 Norwood Blvd., Austin, TX. The public is invited to attend.
The new Volaris route will be non-stop from Austin to Guadalajara, Jalisco, and will begin on August 7th, 2016. The airline was established in 2003, and offers affordable plane tickets to Mexico destinations. They currently fly to more than 40 cities in Mexico and 26 international destinations (including the United States, Guatemala and Costa Rica), and offer more than 250 daily flights on routes connecting cities in Mexico and the countries it operates in.
“This is a wonderful new service for Central Texans,” says Jerry Davis, President and CEO of Goodwill Central Texas, who will speak at the event. “It brings an affordable alternative for so many individuals who have family or friends in Mexico, or just want another option for travel there.”
The service will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Flights will depart Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) at 1:20 p.m., and arrive at Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Guadalajara International Airport (GDL) at 3:28 p.m. Flights will depart Guadalajara at 9:33 a.m., arriving in Austin 11:50 a.m. Flights are operated on 179 seat, A-320 aircraft.
“This announcement that Volaris will provide nonstop service from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico to Austin is good news. The home of mariachi is now connected to the Live Music Capital of the World,” said Austin Mayor Steve Adler.
“The new flight will connect two of the most vibrant start-up scenes and technology hubs in North America,” said the Consul General of Mexico in Austin, Carlos González Gutiérrez.
“The opening of this new station and the implementation of the new route is a crucial step in the company to consolidate our expansion to the north, this is one of the most important objectives of the airline” said Holger Blankenstein, Chief Commercial Officer of Volaris.
GAHCC President and CEO Mark Madrid, who is very enthusiastic about this flight and the impact it will have on our community, will also speak during the event. Madrid was recently named one of Texas’s Modern Hispanic Gentleman by Texas Monthly and Ketel One®. This celebratory campaign singles out men who embody an ideal: Hispanic leaders who pursue excellence in their professional lives and are empowering social change in their community.
About Goodwill Central Texas:
Goodwill Central Texas is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to generating lifelong connections to work. Goodwill works to empower often underserved populations: people who are facing homelessness, people who are undereducated, people with disabilities, and people with a criminal background. Income generated from their retail operations funds their educational, training, and other career initiatives. For more information about Goodwill Central Texas, go to www.goodwillcentraltexas.org.
About The Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce:
Established in 1973, the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's (GAHCC) primary goal is to continue the advancement and progression of a strong and stable economic culture for Hispanic Businesses. The Chamber strives to reach these goals by developing business and management skills and bridging access to financial capital and maintaining our cultural values and integrity. GAHCC is a 501 (c) (6) nonprofit organization co-founded in 1973 by Former Mayor Gus Garcia and 24 other prominent Hispanic leaders. For more information about the GAHCC, go to http://www.gahcc.org/
About Volaris Airlines:
Controladora Vuela Compañía de Aviación, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR) is an ultra-low cost airline providing point-to-point services and operating between Mexico, US, and Central America. The ultra-low cost highly efficient business model offered by Volaris provides low base fares to develop its market, coupled with outstanding levels of quality services and a wide array of products. Since beginning their operations in March 2006, Volaris has increased its routes from an initial 5 to a current 154 and its fleet from 4 to 64 aircraft. Volaris currently operates over 250 daily flight segments on routes connecting 40 cities in Mexico and 26 cities internationally with one of the youngest fleets in the Americas. Volaris targets passengers visiting friends and family, price sensitive business travelers, and leisure travelers in Mexico and to select destinations. Proudly Mexican, Volaris is regarded as one of the new leading companies in the country. Among other recognitions, Volaris has received the prestigious ESR Award for Social Corporate Responsibility for seven consecutive years.
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