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Cheap Mexico flight from Oakland airport to launch next summer

Viva Aerobus will run two weekly flights between Oakland International Airport and Monterrey, Mexico, starting in summer 2024. | Source: Daniel Slim/AFP via Getty Images

Viva Aerobus will run two weekly flights between Oakland International Airport (OAK) and Monterrey, Mexico (MTY), starting next summer.

The new nonstop service will run Mondays and Fridays, flying on Airbus A320 NEO aircraft, seating 186 passengers.

Seats are currently on sale for summer 2024 flights. Fares start at around $100 one-way, according to the Viva Aerobus website on Thursday morning.

The earliest booking The Standard could find started on July 1, 2024—a roundtrip booked to return on July 8 was listed for around $180.

The Mexico-bound flights will depart OAK at 2:10 p.m. and land at 6:40 p.m., and the flight from MTY will leave at 9:35 a.m. and arrive at 12:40 p.m.

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Travelers wait for their bags at the Oakland International Airport on Nov. 30, 2022. | Source: Camille Cohen/The Standard

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“The Monday and Friday flights between Oakland and Monterrey will cater to business and leisure travelers alike,” said Craig Simon, interim director of aviation at the Port of Oakland. “OAK is proud to soon be the home of the only nonstop service between the San Francisco Bay Area and this popular, growing destination in Mexico.”

“We are excited to start flying to new cities in the U.S. as part of our major expansion strategy in this country, encouraging passengers to take advantage of our increased connectivity, low fares and modern fleet,” said Juan Carlos Zuazua, CEO of Viva Aerobus.

Viva Aerobus, based in Mexico, is an ultra-low-cost airline that operates a fleet of 78 aircraft. It claims to have “the youngest fleet in Latin America” and offers service at 51 international and domestic destinations.

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Oakland International Airport offers other flights to Mexico, including service to Guadalajara, Mexico City, Morelia, San José del Cabo and León.