Volaris, a Mexican ultra-low-cost carrier, has expressed interest in operating the first international route from Felipe Angeles International Airport (NLU) to the United States. Volaris has applied to serve the route between NLU and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Nonetheless, there are several issues that the Mexican government must first solve.
Volaris volaris-sets-sight-on-los-angeles-fromsaid on April 21 that it has proposed the NLU-LAX route to Mexico's civil aviation authorities as part of its aspirations in the Mexico City metropolitan region.
Volaris would address the flying public in the neighbourhood of the newly opened airport by starting this route.
Los Angeles is also the city with the greatest Mexican population outside of Mexico. According to Mexican civil aviation authorities, Los Angeles receives 10.8% of all passengers travelling from Mexico to the United States.
Volaris now flies to Los Angeles from eight Mexican destinations, with up to 60 flights each week. Volaris' primary route to LAX departs from Guadalajara, with 32 flights each week. Volaris operates ten weekly flights from Benito Juárez International Airport in Mexico City.
On April 7, the Mexican low-cost airline applied to the Mexican government for permission to fly this route. The service is set to launch in December 2022. Volaris would be the first Mexican carrier
to conduct international flights from NLU if the proposal is accepted. The airport now offers six daily departures (seven on Monday owing to Conviasa's service to Caracas, which is the only international flight).