Tuesday, June 18, 2024

León, Guanajuato airport (BJX) to launch 12 new domestic routes

Guanajuato International Airport (BJX) has announced 12 new domestic flights across Mexico, further connecting the Bajío region with the rest of Mexico. 

Volaris airlines, Mexico’s biggest domestic air carrier, will now operate routes between Guanajuato and the following destinations: 

  • Ciudad Obregón and Hermosillo in the state of Sonora
  • Oaxaca city 
  • La Paz in Baja California Sur
  • Veracruz city
  • Mazatlán, Los Mochis and Culiacán, all in Sinaloa
  • Acapulco and Zihuatanejo, in Guerrero
  • Torreón in Coahuila
  • Tuxtla Gutiérrez in Chiapas 

The airline already offers nine other destinations from the airport, and is now the airline with the most routes to the Bajío region, which spreads over the states of Guanajuato and Querétaro.

A volaris aircraft
The Bajío region is undergoing a significant boom, which has increased demand for travel to the states of Guanajuato and Querétaro. (Volaris/Instagram)

The new destinations are part of a significant increase in domestic routes from Volaris, which has added some 90 new flights in 2023.

León’s Director of Tourism and Hospitality Yazmín Quiroz said that she believed the new flights would not only benefit tourists and business travelers but also local residents, who would be able to “visit loved ones and explore new destinations.”

State Tourism Minister Juan José Álvarez noted that “the new routes, alongside the existing ones, now connect us in an important way with the rest of the country.”

His state had gone from having nine connections to Mexican cities to 21, he said, and for good reason.

“These 12 new routes have been added because Guanajuato is the center of the country, and because the international airport is the most important in the region,” Álvarez said.

Local authorities and Volaris closely collaborated on the new flights, according to government officials, who stressed that the routes will help ensure Guanajuato’s continued growth and ensure that the state remains one of Mexico’s most popular tourist destinations.

The new flights will take Guanajuato International Airport to a total of 237 flights per week. 

With reports from El Sol de Leon, A21 and Debate

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