Volaris to add twice-weekly flights from Fresno Yosemite to León, Mexico

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Flights are slated to begin October 29

Visitors observe a Volaris airplane at the Ciudad de Toluca airport, Mexico, Monday, March 13, 2006. Today the low budget airline initiates flights throughout Mexico. (AP Photo/ Claudio Cruz)

FRESNO, California (KSEE/KGPE) – Ultra-low-cost airline Volaris is adding twice-weekly flights from Fresno to León, Mexico.

The flights are scheduled to begin October 29, airport spokeswoman Vikkie Calderon said. León, in Mexico’s Guanajuato state, joins Guadalajara and Morelia as destinations Volaris offers from Fresno.

Fresno Yosemite International Airport currently ranks fourth in the nation for serving Mexico’s Guadalajara region, Calderon said. Service from Fresno to Guadalajara, Morelia and the surrounding region represents 13% of the airport’s annual passenger traffic.

“The addition of a third international destination is a significant air service milestone and reflects the increased demand for nonstop flights from the Central Valley to Mexico and beyond,” said Director of Aviation Kevin Meikle. “We are pleased that our airline partner Volaris continues to meet this demand by introducing new cities, such as León, with convenient nonstop flights to support the expanding air service needs of our growing region.”

Flights between the two cities are scheduled for Tuesdays and Saturdays, Calderon said. Flights depart from Fresno at 3:35 a.m. and land in León at 8:43 a.m. Flights leave León at 12:12 a.m. and land in Fresno at 1:55 a.m.

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