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New Non-Stop Flights to León, Mexico at San Antonio International Airport

Published on Wednesday, March 24, 2021

New Non-Stop Flights to León, Mexico at San Antonio International Airport

CONTACT: Tonya Hope, 210-207-1515
tonya.hope@sanantonio.gov 
 
Evelynn Bailey, 210-207-1611
Evelynn.bailey@sanantonio.gov  

 

SAN ANTONIO (March 24, 2021) – Mexico’s ultra-low-cost carrier, Viva Aerobus, is launching its new twice weekly service from San Antonio International Airport (SAT) to Bajío International Airport (BJX) serving the Greater Bajío region including León and Guanajuato.
 
“We are very pleased with the continued investment that Viva Aerobus has committed to San Antonio,” said Jesus H. Saenz,Jr.,Director of Airports, San Antonio Airport System. “This new service is a terrific indicator of growing demand between South-Central Texas and Mexico and will be a tremendous asset for the entire region.”
 
The new service will begin operating on May 1st with two weekly flights on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
 
“We are grateful for Viva Aerobus giving SAT travelers another connection to Mexico to not only make it easier to reconnect with family and friends but to continue to drive business and tourism between our great city and Mexico, said Erik Walsh, City Manager, City of San Antonio.
 
San Antonio will be one of two cities in the United States to offer nonstop service year-round to Bajio on Viva Aerobus onboard a 186-seat Airbus A320neo.
 
“San Antonio is an inviting city and we are excited about this new service because it opens the doors to welcome even more travelers to our beautiful destination, which is also home to Texas’ only UNESCO World Heritage site”, said Mayor Ron Nirenberg.
 
“Viva´s nonstop flights from San Antonio to Leon are part of our growth strategy and our commitment to offer new destinations to our passengers, providing added convenience for passengers travelling for business, leisure or visiting friends and relatives. This enhanced connectivity may contribute to both cities growth in terms of tourism and trade”, mentioned Juan Carlos Zuazua, CEO of Viva Aerobus. “We bring closer and safer than ever these two cities with an affordable, reliable and flexible service”, he added.
 
The Bajio region is home to a number of UNESCO World Heritage sites (cities of Guanajuato, San Miguel de Allende and Querétaro), a vibrant art scene, colonial authenticity, and cultural integrity that welcomes visitors from around the globe. The region includes portions of the Mexican states Guanajuato, Querétaro, Aguascalientes, Jalisco, Michoacán, San Luis Potosí and Zacatecas.
 
Additionally, the Bajìo region is one of the fastest growing regions in the country with booming manufacturing and trade sectors, most notably in the automotive and aerospace industries. Legacy industries in agriculture and leather/footwear products continue to fuel the region’s dynamic economy.  San Antonio is also experiencing growth in the bioscience, healthcare, aerospace, IT, cybersecurity and green technology sectors. 
 
Flight schedule:
 
Depart BJX at 9:25 am and arrive at SAT at 11:30 am
Depart SAT at 12:40 pm and arrive at BJX at 2:40 pm
 
For more information on ticket prices or to book reservations, please visit: https://www.vivaaerobus.com/en, the Viva App, the Viva Tiendas, or by dialing the Call Center (toll-free) 0181 82 150 150.
 

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