Latin America’s low-cost carrier Volaris is set to resume most of its flights between Mexico and the United States by the end of this month.
The Mexico City-based carrier, which served more than 20 US destinations before the COVID-19 pandemic struck, has already restarted flights to Costa Rica.
Volaris is not only resuming operations, but it is also thinking of increasing flight frequencies to many US destinations, including Los Angeles; Oakland; Chicago; Fresno, California; Sacramento, California; Portland, Oregon; Seattle; Denver; Houston; San Jose; Ontario, California; Charlotte, North Carolina; San Antonio, Texas; Las Vegas; Dallas; Phoenix; Orlando; Miami and Reno, Nevada, according to Airlinegeeks.com.
Services to non-hub destinations in Mexico – such as Aguascalientes, Chihuahua, Durango, Leon/Guanajuato, Morelia, Oaxaca, and Zacatecas – are also expected to restart by the end of this month.
Meanwhile, the airline has embraced new technology solutions to ensure that none of its passenger’s contract coronavirus while traveling.
It has outfitted all its aircrafts with HEPA filters, which recycle the air in the cabin every three minutes, removing viruses and bacteria. It has begun conducting temperature checks on all passengers, in addition to requiring everyone to wear masks before boarding the airplane.
Volaris managed to ride out the storm, because it had ‘preserved some cash’ to pay aircraft rent and wages, according to local media reports.
The carrier, which often claims that its ticket prices are almost equivalent to Mexico’s intercity bus fares, is optimistic about operating at 70% of its capacity in the next couple of months.