Late on Wednesday night, passengers boarded the inaugural Volaris flight from the Central Valley direct to Mexico's capital city.
FIRST EVER FLIGHT: About 160 passengers are preparing to board the first direct flight from Fresno to MexicoCity! The twice weekly Volaris flights will have capacity for 179 passengers. Flights depart @FresnoAirport at 12:30 a.m. on Thursday and Sunday. @ABC30 pic.twitter.com/fnpbetcfy5— Alyssa Flores (@AlyssaABC30) November 12, 2020
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.