Phoenix Sky Harbor to welcome Mexico's largest airline - Tucson News Now

Phoenix Sky Harbor to welcome Mexico's largest airline

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Sky Harbor in Phoenix has landed a new international airline.

Airportofficials announced Tuesday that Volaris, the largest Mexican low-cost airline,will offer flights from Sky Harbor to Guadalajara and Mexico City three timesper week.

Thenonstop flights will be operational in the fourth quarter of 2013, according tothe airport.  

"Nowwe have another great way to welcome our friends from Mexico and to visit themthere as well." Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton said. "Volaris Airlinesprovides another strong link to our two economies as we continue to do businesswith Mexico, our largest trading partner."

Volariswill now fly to eleven U.S. destinations with the Phoenix addition. Otherincluded airports are in California, Colorado, Nevada, Illinois and Florida.

"Thelargest Mexican low-cost carrier starting operations in Arizona will clearlystimulate demand for air travel between the state and Mexico and fostereconomic and cultural exchanges," said Enrique Beltranena, CEO of Volaris.

SkyHarbor offers nonstop, daily flights to Guadalajara and Mexico City on U.S.Airways, in addition to nearly 20 other cities.

"Weare looking forward to an excellent partnership between Volaris and America'sFriendliest Airport," Danny Murphy, Director of Phoenix Sky HarborInternational Airport said. "We hope this will be the first of many citiesthe airline will serve between Phoenix and Mexico."

Aeromexico,Air Canada, British Airways, Volaris and WestJet are now Sky Harbor's fiveforeign carriers. A total of 14 airlines operate out of the airport.

"Thisgreat news is in large part thanks to the support of the Phoenix City Council,and a business delegation, led by Mayor Stanton and Councilman Nowakowski," CityManager David Cavazos said. "Together, we traveled to Mexico on severalmissions to further develop what will be a beneficial relationship for the Cityof Phoenix."

Exactdays and flight times have not been announced.

Copyright2013 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved.

  • Local newsMore>>

  • BREAKING: Deputies involved in shooting at Casino del Sol

    Sunday, July 22 2018 2:47 AM EDT2018-07-22 06:47:19 GMT

    Sheriff's deputies are investigating a shooting at Casino del Sol in Pima County Saturday night. An alert from the Pima County Sheriff's Department stated deputies were involved in the shooting around 10:10 p.m.

    Sheriff's deputies are investigating a shooting at Casino del Sol in Pima County Saturday night. An alert from the Pima County Sheriff's Department stated deputies were involved in the shooting around 10:10 p.m.

  • TRAFFIC ALERT: Cyclist hurt in crash at Wetmore and Oracle

    TRAFFIC ALERT: Cyclist hurt in crash at Wetmore and Oracle

    Sunday, July 22 2018 2:29 AM EDT2018-07-22 06:29:36 GMT
    The cyclists was taken to the hospital Saturday night (Source: TPD).The cyclists was taken to the hospital Saturday night (Source: TPD).

    Police responded to the scene of a crash involving a car and bicyclist Saturday night in Tucson. The man on the bike was seriously hurt and rushed to the hospital, according to Tucson Police Department spokeswoman Sgt. Kimberly Bay.

    Police responded to the scene of a crash involving a car and bicyclist Saturday night in Tucson. The man on the bike was seriously hurt and rushed to the hospital, according to Tucson Police Department spokeswoman Sgt. Kimberly Bay.

  • Authorities rescue horses, donkey from Three Points home

    Authorities rescue horses, donkey from Three Points home

    Sunday, July 22 2018 12:40 AM EDT2018-07-22 04:40:36 GMT

    PCSD is investigating a case of horses in distress at a mobile home near Park Road and Marstellar Road outside Three Points.

    PCSD is investigating a case of horses in distress at a mobile home near Park Road and Marstellar Road outside Three Points.

Powered by Frankly