Avolar was a Mexican airline that offered low-cost flights to passengers within Mexico. Avolar's fleet consisted of Boeing 737s. Avolar ceased operations in 2008 after three years of activity.Continue Reading
Avolar's headquarters was at General Abelardo L. Rodriguez International Airport in Tijuana, Mexico, which also served as the airline's hub. Avolar's other focus airport was Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport in Guadalajara.
Avolar served several larger airports including Hermanos Serdan International Airport in Puebla, De Guanajuato International Airport in Leon, Jesus Teran International Airport in Aguascalientes and General Ignacio Pesqueira Garcia International Airport in Hermosillo. Avolar also served Cuilacan International Airport in Cuilacan, General Juan N. Alvarez International Airport in Acapulco, Aeropuerto Internacional de Queretaro in Queretaro, General Francisco J. Mujica International Airport in Morelia and Durango International Airport in Durango. Avolar was serving 16 Mexican cities at the time of its demise.
Avolar was rapidly acquiring Boeing 737s and planning to expand into the United States and Canada. However, Avolar CEO George Antonio Nehme Name embezzled tens of millions of pesos from Mexican investors and fled the country. This crime, in addition to debts to Mexico's tax agency, led to Avolar's shutdown in 2008 and the CEO's arrest in 2014.Learn more about Geography