Direct flights to Mexico City now available at Fresno Yosemite International Airport

Local travelers can now go from Fresno to Mexico City faster than ever.
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Local travelers can now go from Fresno to Mexico City faster than ever.

Late on Wednesday night, passengers boarded the inaugural Volaris flight from the Central Valley direct to Mexico's capital city.

The inbound flight from Mexico arrived just before 11 pm on Wednesday, and the outbound flight departed just about 90 minutes later at 12:30 am on Thursday.

This first flight came with a celebration, including a live musical performance by Miel de Agave, a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and keepsakes for passengers.

Moving forward, from Mexico City to Fresno will arrive on Wednesdays and Saturdays just before 11 pm and flights from Fresno to Mexico City will depart at 12:30 am on Thursdays and Sundays.

These bi-weekly flights to Mexico City add a fourth destination in Mexico served from Fresno by the low-cost airline Volaris. The carrier's other nonstop Mexican destinations include Guadalajara, Morelia, and León.

Aeroméxico, the flag carrier airline of Mexico, also operates flights between Fresno and Guadalajara.

The Mexico region continues to represent Fresno Yosemite International's number one destination.

Volaris will operate the Mexico City route with the Airbus A320 aircraft with seating for 179 passengers.
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