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Fresno-Yosemite adds nonstop flights to Mexico City

People seeking a getaway to Mexico City now have an easy option from Fresno. 

The first nonstop flight from Fresno-Yosemite International Airport to Mexico City took off Thursday morning at 12:30 a.m. 

Volaris is offering the route with an Airbus A320, which holds 179 passengers. 

The route will run from Fresno to Mexico City on Thursdays and Sundays at 12:30 a.m. Flights from Mexico City to Fresno arrive around 11 p.m. on Wednesdays and Sundays. 

More flights could be added soon. 

“Volaris does plan to add additional flights in the coming months, especially during the winter months to accommodate demand,” airport spokeswoman Vikkie Calderon told Your Central Valley. “They are going to be doubling up some nights with their Guadalajara service.” 

The new Mexico City route is the fourth Volaris destination south of the border. Volaris also offers nonstop flights to Guadalajara, Morelia and Leon. 

Aeromexico also offers flights from Fresno to Guadalajara. 

Daniel Gligich is a reporter for The San Joaquin Valley Sun, focusing on Fresno State Athletics and the southern San Joaquin Valley. Email him at