McAllen International Airport Partners with Volaris to Launch Its 4th New Nonstop Destination in 2024, Cancun, Mexico

by Office of Communications | Feb 21, 2024

McAllen, TX - McAllen International Airport has partnered with Volaris, the Mexican ultra low-cost airline that operates in Mexico, United States, Central and South America to announce its newest nonstop route to Cancun, Mexico. Already on sale, this new partnership will connect two key destinations for tourism and business starting on July 3rd with two weekly departures (Wednesday and Saturdays). “McAllen’s newest partnership with Volaris to launch air service to a world class destination like Cancun reinforces our commitment to develop strong economic ties with Mexico and beyond. We value these strong partnerships and will continue to make key investments in the McAllen International Airport to foster new travel opportunities for our entire region.” said Javier Villalobos, McAllen Mayor.

As one of the top ten busiest airports in Texas, McAllen International Airport's commercial airline traffic has led the region in 2023 with 45% of the RGV’s commercial air service market share.  It is also the only airport in the region to provide year-round international air service to top destinations like Cancun. 

"In addition to strengthening our international connectivity network between Mexico and the world's leading outbound tourism market, this new route between Cancun and McAllen will not only connect two popular destinations, but also opens a unique opportunity to encourage binational economic and social exchange, contributing to economic growth and strengthening commercial ties between Mexico and the United States," said Enrique Beltranena, President and CEO of Volaris.

McAllen City Manager, Roel "Roy" Rodriguez, P.E. stated, “McAllen continues to evolve as the Rio Grande Valley’s key transit hub for connectivity. With four new nonstop air service announcements in 2024; the McAllen International Airport is poised to support the region’s travel demand after its record setting year 2023 with 964 thousand annual passengers.”  With this addition to its route network, Volaris continues to fulfill its commitment to provide affordable and convenient travel alternatives across a wide range of international and domestic destinations.

“We’re expanding our international air service to Cancun in time for summer vacation,” said McAllen International Airport Director of Aviation, Jeremy Santoscoy, P.E. “Volaris offers our travelers low-cost fares to a tropical paradise with pristine beaches, culturally significant sites, resorts, and natural attractions. With our ever expanding portfolio of nonstop travel options McAllen International Airport is committed to going above and beyond for our travelers.”

Those interested in purchasing tickets for this new route may do so on the following itineraries:
Wednesdays and Saturdays

  • Departing Cancun at 12:15 pm, arriving in McAllen at 2:33 pm
  • Departing McAllen at 4:05 pm, arriving in Cancun at 6:08 pm

Volaris recommends buying early, through all available official sales channels: official website, Volaris app and authorized travel agencies. Follow McAllen International Airport on social media for new partnership developments.

About Volaris: Controladora Vuela Compañía de Aviación, S.A.B. de C.V. ("Volaris" or the "Company") is an ultra-low-cost, point-to-point airline operating in Mexico, the United States, Central America and South America. The airline offers low base fares to stimulate demand in the market, offering a wide range of additional products so that each customer flies only what they need. Since it began operations in March 2006, Volaris has increased its routes from five to 245 and its fleet from two to 126 aircraft. Volaris offers more than 520 daily flight segments on routes connecting 43 cities in Mexico and 28 in the United States, Central and South America, with one of the most modern aircraft fleets in the Americas. Volaris focuses on passengers visiting friends and family (VFR), cost-conscious business travelers and leisure travelers. Volaris has received the Socially Responsible Company (ESR) distinction fourteen consecutive years, joined the Dow Jones MILA Pacific Alliance Sustainability Index in 2020, the S&P/BMV Total Mexico ESG Index of the Mexican Stock Exchange in 2021 and the FTSE4Good Index in 2022. For more information visit:

McAllen International Airport partners with American Airlines, United, Allegiant, Delta, Aeromexico and Volaris to provide nine nonstop destinations including Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Austin, Tampa | St. Petersburg, Orlando, Mexico City and Cancun. Travelers are encouraged to follow the airport’s social media @McAllenAirport to go above and beyond in 2024.

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