SAN ANTONIO -

Volaris Airlines announced Monday that it will begin new nonstop service from San Antonio to Guadalajara, Mexico.

The airline will offer twice-weekly nonstop service between Guadalajara and San Antonio beginning Dec. 14. On Tuesdays and Saturdays, flights will depart from Guadalajara at 11:40 a.m., arrive in San Antonio at 1:30 p.m., depart from San Antonio at 2:45 p.m., and arrive in Guadalajara at 4:45 p.m.

"The addition of Guadalajara as the fifth Mexican destination with nonstop service from San Antonio International Airport reflects the rapid progress we are making to enhance cultural and economic ties with our city's biggest trade partner," San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro said. "I am looking forward to a successful partnership with Volaris."

The move also makes San Antonio Volaris' first destination in Texas.

Tickets can be purchased on Volaris' website, www.volaris.com.