I really don’t like codeshares, but I can understand the rationale for putting them together. It’s all about increasing traffic by putting two networks together, though the codeshare itself is just a way to trick reservation systems into putting those joint options closer to the top of the list. But … Read the post
Maybe “soon” isn’t the right word. Nevertheless, beginning in January 2016 (a mere 13 months away) some of the silly regulations governing travel between the US and Mexico will finally go away. While this isn’t likely to open up a ton of new opportunities in the short term, in the … Read the post
Volaris interested in joint marketing program at Ontario Airport – Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Volaris is interested in its using Ontario’s joint marketing program, and I was asked to weigh in. I generally like these programs because both the airport and the airline need to be engaged for it to … Read the post
If there was any doubt that Mexican airline Volaris had designs on a big US presence, those have been put to rest. After announcing a couple of new routes over the last few months, Volaris has now applied for a slew of new routes covering the country. If you … Read the post
¡Viva México! The spat between the US and Mexican governments is over (surprisingly quickly), and Mexico has once again been elevated to Category 1 status by the FAA. What does that mean? Look for more flights from Mexico coming soon. In fact, Aeromexico is leading the charge.
Last week, I had the chance to sit down with three of the guys behind Volaris, the successful Mexican low cost carrier that is now likely to be Southwest’s first codeshare partner. Holger Blankenstein (Chief Commercial Officer), José Luís Suárez (Director of Sales), and Manuel Ambriz López (Manager of Commercial … Read the post
Volaris brought its first flight into LAX yesterday, and I headed out to the airport for the airline’s press conference celebrating the event. I must admit that I liked a lot of what I heard about Volaris, but these are some incredibly uncertain times for the airline right now.