Dreaming of a Mexican vacation, but dreading the price tag? On Thursday, a low-cost Mexican airline announced a new nonstop option for budget-conscious Austinites.
Beginning August 7, Volaris will run nonstop flights between Guadalajara, Mexico and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
Volaris offers more affordable air travel than most major airlines. When the new service takes off this summer, a one-way ticket between Austin and Guadalajara will cost anywhere from $110 to $165; round-trip tickets will clock in at $200 to $300. Flights from both cities will be available on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.
"Like Austin, Guadalajara is an important tech hub that is also rich in arts and culture, and we trust this new air route will help to increase tourism opportunities between our two cities," said Julie Chase, vice president and chief marketing officer of the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau, in a release.
As the capital of Jalisco, Guadalajara also serves as a gateway to the rest of the country. The Central Mexico state is the birthplace of tequila, mariachi music, and many of our favorite interior dishes.
This is just one of the many destinations added to Austin's growing list of cities serviced by nonstop flights. Most recently, Southwest Airlines announced nonstop service between Austin and Albuquerque, New Mexico.