Press Release – Volaris adds Mérida to list of destinations easily reached from OAK

  • Member News
  • by BPC Staff
  • on December 15, 2020

Volaris adds Mérida to list of destinations easily reached from OAK

Oakland International Airport becomes one of Volaris’ key U.S. ties to the Yucatán

Oakland, Calif.  – December 15, 2020: Volaris, the ultra-low-cost Mexican airline, announced a new route that will connect OAK and the destination of Mérida, Yucatán. Service will begin January 18, 2021 and operate four times a week. The route to Mérida will depart OAK on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday evenings, with a brief stop in Mexico City.   

Volaris is the only airline currently serving Mexico nonstop from OAK. It began flying to the Yucatán in 2007 and since then has transported more than 3.5 million customers to-and-from the region.  

“With this new route we strengthen our objective of getting more Mexicans to reach their destination quickly and safely, offering the best rates in the market. We are very happy because, from now on, we will connect Mérida with the City of Oakland, which reinforces our commitment to continue strengthening the visitors, friends and family market, by bringing people together on both sides of the border, ” said Miguel Aguiñiga, Director of Market Development and Distribution at Volaris.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, Volaris has transported almost 7.5 million passengers in Mexico and the United States and was the first airline to receive the CDMX Timbre de Seguridad Turística for the early and successful implementation of its Biosafety Protocol. Volaris also joined the list of companies that received the Safe Travels Stamp, awarded by the World Travel and Tourism Council. In October, Volaris received the Certificate of Good Health Practices Yucatan. granted by the Secretary of Tourism Development (Sefotur) for the care and safety of travelers, as well as for the protocols and sanitary measures implemented by the airline and all its ambassadors.

“For over a decade, Volaris has been our most important international partner, with eleven years of continuous service to OAK. They are currently our second busiest passenger airline, and OAK is its third largest destination in the US.  This new route to Merida will undoubtedly help it continue to gain new customers,” said Bryant L. Francis, Director of Aviation at the Port of Oakland.  ‘We hope that Bay Area tourists and residents consider even more trips on Volaris from OAK in 2021, as all of us look forward to being able to travel worry-free again.  And, we will look forward to welcoming more visitors from Mexico to the East Bay as well.”

Seats are on sale at, its app, through a US call Center (1-855-VOLARIS), and authorized travel agencies.