After taking delivery of its first Airbus A321 from Air Lease Corporation last month, Mexican carrier Volaris has announced plans for a number of domestic routes to be operated with the new aircraft. The jet was ferried from the Airbus production facility at Hamburg Finkenwerder to Mexico City via Keflavik and Bangor, arriving at Aeropuerto Internacional Benito Juárez on April 22, 2015.
From June 1, 2015, Volaris plans to operate the aircraft on the Mexico City – Cancun route twice daily, increasing to five daily from July 1, and reducing to four from August 17.
The airline will receive delivery of a second Airbus A321 later this quarter, and will begin operating the aircraft on the Mexico City – Monterrey route twice daily from August 17, 2015. An expanded agreement with ALC will see a third aircraft arriving at a later date.
Volaris currently operates a fleet of eighteen A319 and 33 A320’s on budget flights throughout Mexico as well as to neighbouring cities in the US.
“ALC is pleased to support Volaris with the introduction of the very first A321s in their fleet," John L. Plueger, President and Chief Operating Officer of Air Lease Corporation, said. "These aircraft will play an important role in addressing slot constraints out of México City Airport, allowing Volaris to efficiently serve Mexico’s growing economy and demand for air travel."
The A321 is largest of the A320 family, and can accommodate an additional 40 passengers per aircraft.
Volaris has continued its capacity discipline in the domestic market and strong growth in the international market, recently announcing a 9.5 percent increase year over year in Available Seat Miles for April, and total passengers were 933,000, an increase of 18.0% year over year.
The airline's full schedule for the new A321 routes are available on airlineroute.net.