Volaris, the Salvadoran-flagged airline, has commenced operations today on its new route to Ontario, California in the United States. The airline aims to connect more families between El Salvador and the North American country.
Ronny Rodriguez, Director of Reputation and Corporate Development at Volaris, informed that the new route will operate on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, offering affordable prices starting from $110 per one-way trip.
The flight will depart from El Salvador at 4:52 pm and arrive in Ontario, California at 9:11 pm. The return flight from Ontario, California will depart at 11:51 pm and arrive in El Salvador at 4:48 am, as per the aforementioned frequencies.
The airline executive stated that the addition of the San Salvador-Ontario route is part of their strategy to provide affordable travel options for Salvadorans.
Rodriguez also pointed out that the security and tourism strategies implemented by the government of President Nayib Bukele have allowed the airline to invest more in El Salvador.
“El Salvador has created security conditions, an attraction that did not exist before. Now there is a greater appeal for tourism, combined with an effort to concentrate public policies on serving the diaspora,” he added.
For Volaris, El Salvador has become a market that allows them to connect with 12 destinations in the United States, as well as Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico.
In just one year, the airline has inaugurated three new routes in the United States, expanding their operations to seven cities: Washington, Houston, Ontario, Miami, Los Angeles, Oakland, and New York.
“With 804,000 Salvadorans in California, it represents a significant travel demand, especially when you have a country like El Salvador that is highly appealing to the diaspora. We want to make sure we have a service where they are and get closer to Salvadorans,” stated the executive.
The airline highlighted the acceptance by Salvadorans, as they have transported 490,635 passengers and conducted 7,490 flights in the past 20 months. However, their projection for the year’s end is to reach between 700,000 and 750,000 passengers, with a growth rate of 12% to 19% in the domestic market.
Rodriguez also assured that starting from July 1st, the airline has increased its seat capacity, totaling 96,000 seats, which represents a 26% increase.
Furthermore, he announced that next week they will incorporate their third aircraft, allowing them to continue providing the best service to Salvadorans.
“El Salvador has created security conditions, an attraction that did not exist before. Now there is a greater appeal for tourism, combined with an effort to concentrate public policies on serving the diaspora,” said Ronny Rodriguez, Director of Reputation and Corporate Development at Volaris.