Mayor Keller Announces New International Service to Chihuahua – February 8, 2019

Just three months after bringing international flights back to the Sunport, Mayor Tim Keller and Volaris Airlines announced today new, non-stop service between the Albuquerque International Sunport and Chihuahua, Mexico. Together, these flights make the Sunport truly international for the first time in nearly a decade.

“We are strengthening Albuquerque’s international connections. Weekly non-stop service to Chihuahua opens opportunities for our residents in economic development and tourism,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “Whether you are taking a vacation or growing your business, it’s easier than ever to fly in and out of Albuquerque.”

Volaris, Mexico’s largest low-cost carrier, will begin twice-weekly service on June 18 and will allow travelers the opportunity to take full advantage of an evening in Chihuahua or connect to Mexico City.

“We are delighted that Volaris has come to the Albuquerque market to test various routes to and from Mexico as fast, affordable option for New Mexicans,” said Nyika Allen, Director of Aviation for the City of Albuquerque. “Especially for our Mexican-American residents from the State of Chihuahua, this is a welcomed and important addition to Volaris’ portfolio here in Albuquerque.”

The Sunport has seen growth in recent years, with an increase of nearly eight percent in passenger traffic for 2018. New Mexico tourism also grew for the seventh straight year.

Tickets for Chihuahua and Albuquerque service may be purchased at

Summary of new service:

Start DateCity PairDepartsArrivesFrequencyAircraft
June 18Chihuahua – Albuquerque10:37 am12:02 pmTuesday
June 18Albuquerque – Chihuahua1:32 pm2:57 pmTuesday

About Volaris:
Volaris is an ultra-low-cost airline with more than 173 routes to 69 airports in Mexico, the United States, Guatemala, Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. With more than 334 daily flights on routes connecting cities in Mexico and the United States, Volaris advertises inexpensive ticket offerings to develop the market, offering customers a quality service and a vast choice of products. Volaris’ vision is to go above and beyond to create the best travel experiences and enable more people to travel well.


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