ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new direct flight between Albuquerque and the city of Chihuahua, Mexico, has been scrapped less than two weeks after it was to have begun.
Albuquerque International Sunport marketing manager Jonathan Small told the Albuquerque Journal on Monday the route was scrapped after the low-cost discount airline Volaris wanted both cities to cough up an additional $32,000 per roundtrip flight.
Small says the two cities opted not to pay after officials consulted each other. He says the city of Albuquerque is considering legal action.
The new international route was announced in February after Volaris began twice-weekly, non-stop service from Albuquerque to Guadalajara, Mexico. But that route, too, appears to be canceled.
Albuquerque has struggled to attract and retain direct flights to Mexico.
Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com