MEXICO CITY/MIAMI: February 02, 2017. Low-cost carrier Volaris has begun daily A320 services from Mexico City to Miami as the airline retains its place on Mexico Stock Exchange's Sustainability Composite Index.
The Index lists just 30 companies in Mexico committed to social responsibility and sustainability practices, based on measured standards for ethics and corporate governance.
"It is inspiring to continue being a part of this group of companies dedicated to the community," said CSR manager Marcela Sánchez. "This is an achievement for all the members of the Volaris family and it drives us to keep working to generate a positive impact in terms of sustainability and social responsibility in the communities where we operate."
In 2016 the airline received an Empresa Socialmente Responsible (Corporate Social Responsibility) award for the seventh consecutive year from the Mexican Philanthropy Center and the Social Corporate Responsibility Alliance (AliaRSE) in acknowledgement of its continued commitment to Mexican society.
The airline has also begun four weekly flights from Guadalajara to Miami and now serves more than 60 destinations in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica Puerto Rico and the U.S., including Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston.
"We are honored that Volaris has chosen to expand its South Florida operations to MIA," said Miami-Dade Aviation director Emilio González. "Mexico continues to be a growing international market for us, and we are proud to offer local residents more service to these two popular destinations."
The new service (right) follows Donald Trump's demand to renegotiate the NAFTA agreement with Mexico and the imposition of an import tax to pay for his "real wall" between the U.S.
According to Texas Association of Business president Chris Wallace it's a really bad idea: "Texas' number one trading partner by far is Mexico, and imposing a 20 percent tax on Mexican imports to fund a border wall would hurt the Texas economy. This proposal could mean a loss of jobs and a hit to state tax revenues."
Wallace said his state could suffer "severe repercussions" from the dismantling of trade deals like NAFTA: "There is no question that Texas has benefitted more than any other state from NAFTA and will be hurt the most if it is killed. We are working hard to create jobs in Texas, and we shouldn't do anything that would cost us thousands of jobs as limiting trade would do in Texas," he added.