Mexican carrier Volaris Airlines has responded with new information to an item Airlines and Destinations posted noting that the airline’s initially published schedule for its Tijuana-Oakland service (which begins on August 28) apparently would have the aircraft sitting on the ground for 8 hours.
The airline’s initially published schedule for its TIJ-OAK service had the aircraft departing TIJ at 11:45 and arriving at OAK at 13:25; but departing OAK at 21:30 and arriving at TIJ at 23:00. However, Volaris already has plans to adjust its schedule at Oakland when it launches the TIJ-OAK service on August 28, according to Holger Blankenstein, the airline’s chief commercial officer.
As yet Volaris isn’t able to publish the revised schedule publicly, because it hasn’t yet received approval for the schedule changes from the airport or FAA. However, Volaris hopes to alter the schedule of its existing Toluca-Oakland (TLC-OAK) service, as well as adjusting slightly its initially published schedule for the TIJ-OAK service, to create an efficient two-aircraft cross-rotation.
The two-aircraft rotation would be scheduled approximately as follows: Aircraft 1: departing TIJ at 11:45 to reach OAK at 13:00; departing OAK at 14:15 to reach TLC at 19:00. Aircraft 2: departing TLC at 17:20 to reach OAK at 20:00; departing OAK at 21:15 to reach TIJ at 22:30.
“This will minimize our ground time in OAK and make more attractive our product from OAK to TLC,” says Blankenstein.
At present Volaris Airlines’ TLC-OAK flight departs TLC at 21:30 and arrives at OAK at 23:55; and its OAK-TLC flight departs OAK at 00:30 and arrives at TLC at 06:50.
It looks likely that the schedule for the carrier’s daily Guadalajara (GDL)-Oakland service, already in operation, wouldn’t be affected by the planned TLC-OAK and TIK-OAK schedule changes. The GDL-OAK service departs GDL at 21:10 and arrives at OAK at 23:05; the return flight leaves OAK at 01:00 and reaches GDL at 06:50.