Avolar Airlines is no longer in operation, but the Mexican airline once serviced 17 cities in its domestic network, including Tijuana, Toluca, La Paz, Colima and Durango. Other destinations included Cuernavaca, Puebla, Tepic, Acapulco and Zacatecas.Continue Reading
Avolar was based in Tijuana, Mexico, where it had corporate offices. A large hangar at the General Abelardo L. Rodríguez International Airport made up its main base. The airline was known for providing low-cost fares, and its Spanish-language slogan translated to "The airline of the people." Founded in 2005, Avolar began operations with a single Boeing 737-500. The fleet eventually included five Boeing 737-300 aircraft and three Boeing 737-500 aircraft. An orange-and-white logo become the hallmark of the fleet.
Thousands of travelers were left stranded in Tijuana when the Mexican Ministry of Communications and Transports suspended the airline's operations on August 4, 2008, due to unpaid tax debts. However, flights resumed four days later. Authorities grounded flights on October 3 of the same year, leaving approximately 160 travelers stranded. Services resumed the next morning. When Avolar continued operations despite the fact that its airspace operative concession expired on October 27, the authorities permanently suspended all operations the next day. Employees were not given any compensation.Learn more about Airplanes & Helicopters