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Volaris hoping to start first international AIFA to Los Angeles route

Mexico City, Mexico — Mexico’s Volaris has announced its proposal to open a new route from the Aeropuerto Internacional Felipe Ángeles (AIFA) to Los Angeles, California. If the plan goes ahead, it would be the first international route for the Mexican airline.

“This route is a business decision based on the potential market near the AIFA and will be additional to the current offer that Volaris has at the Mexico City International Airport,” the airline said in a statement.

The opening of the route is still subject to Mexico regaining Category 1 air safety after being downgraded to Category 2 after an audit by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The airline filed an authorization request to operate the route with the Federal Civil Aviation Agency (AFAC) on April 7.

The AIFA-Los Angeles route would be Volaris’ third route at the new airport, where it already operates flights to Cancun and Tijuana.

“The commitment to this new route is based on the trust that the airline has in Mexican authorities and the progress made in recent months regarding the FAA’s findings.

“Volaris recognizes the government efforts to recover Category 1 and continue building better aviation in the country,” the airline added.