Concesionaria Vuela Compañía de Aviación, S.A. de C.V., operating as Volaris, is a Mexican low-cost airline and the country’s second largest airline after Aeroméxico, thus being a leading competitor in the Mexican domestic market, with a market share of around 13-14% of domestic traffic.
Volaris’ headquarters are located in Santa Fe, Álvaro Obregón, Mexico City and its operational base is located at the Lic. Adolfo López Mateos International Airport (TLC) in Toluca. The pre-operations phase (founding of the legal entities and setting up of the required infrastructure) started in August 2005 under the name Vuela Airlines. Major initial shareholders of the company were Grupo Televisa (the world’s biggest Spanish-language media conglomerate), Inbursa (an insurance company owned by billionaire Carlos Slim), Avianca (then TACA Airlines) and the Discovery Americas Fund. Each of these partners invested 25% of the initial cost of activities, or 100 million USD. Volaris has started service from Mexico City to Mérida and Tuxtla Gutiérrez from in February 2013. On March 13, 2013, the airline celebrated its seventh anniversary, offering passengers 70% off all flights. The former Volaris safety video featured actress Claudia Lizaldi. The current Volaris safety video features young children demonstrating the safety procedures. Volaris began flights between Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and Guadalajara on October 19, 2013.
Volaris serves 29 domestic destinations and as well 10 international destinations.