The low-cost airline Volaris has officially opened its new direct flight between Mérida and Guanajuato.
The new direct flight will also bring Mérida closer than ever to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico’s high-altitude expat enclave since the mid-20th century.
In March, Mérida’s international airport registered nearly a quarter of a million passengers in a single month, an all-time record.
The announcement comes as the airline promises to continue increasing Yucatán’s connectivity with the rest of the country.
“Merida is a priority for Volaris, we are thrilled with the results so far and have no plans of slowing down,” said Omar Carrera, the airline’s commercial director.
Other airlines including VivaAerobus seem to be following a similar strategy and have recently announced several new domestic flights.
During the past couple of years, Volaris has also increased its international routes to destinations in North, Central, and South America.
Aside from its daily flights from Mérida to Mexico City, Guadalajara, and Monterrey, other popular destinations now include Oaxaca and Tijuana.
“I have family in Oaxaca, so being able to just hop on a plane to go visit and be there in under two hours is amazing,” said Fernanda Olivar to Yucatán Magazine.
Volaris is based in Mexico City with major hubs in Guadalajara and Tijuana. It is Mexico’s second-largest airline after Aeroméxico and the leading airline in the domestic market with a share of 28% of traffic.