Beating the Buses: Volaris Interview

Like most countries, Mexico’s aviation industry has been heavily impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Chris Sloan spoke with Holger Blankenstein, executive vice-president of airline commercial and operations at Volaris, to find out how the low-cost carrier has navigated this unprecedented crisis

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Chris Sloan: How is Volaris coping with the infections in Mexico?

Holger Blankenstein: Things are going well. We’re adding back a lot of capacity and passenger numbers are above 80% load. People are certainly looking to travel to beach destinations and to see friends and family. We've seen there’s a second wave in the US and we went backwards in some of the big cities here in Mexico.

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