The cities of Culiacán, Sinaloa, México and Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A. are joined with the opening of the commercial Volaris flight Culiacan – Phoenix. It gives the opportunity to connect with 122 direct flights from different parts of the world.

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Know by Virtual Reality the Culiacán International Airport

On May 27, took off the first flight between Culiacán-Phoenix of the airline Volaris, from the International Airport of Culiacan. After the beginning of this connection that will be the first international court that will have this airline with the city of Culiacan.

Which acquires the possibility of connecting 122 direct flights from different parts of the world that depart from the Sky Harbor airport. Where 63 airlines operate and which in 2015 served more than 44 million users (Mexico City Airport Service to 33 million).


Captain Mario Alberto Gómez Caballero did not imagine when he was assigned this flight that would be a part of the history; of many histories…

It seems like something of everyday, but for many families and businessmen it is not. There new opportunities for cultural exchanges, sports, education, trade and investment that is not as common today either. 

Sinaloa connects with the fifth largest city in the United States and with it also connects to the world. From now on it will be at the service of all Sinaloa, the opportunity to receive visitors from diverse parts, from different continents.


There are 102 passengers waiting anxiously to board the airport of the city of Culiacan. The news from Phoenix is that for the flight back in a few hours, the quota would be total.

Official Opening of the Flight

Aircraft registration: XAVOY, Number of flight: Y4878

In the official opening of the flight realized this morning, were present state and municipal government authorities. Managers of Volaris, of CODESIN and of the Convention and Visitors Office of Culiacán. And an important delegation of the Arizona-Mexico Commission, who gathered in door 5 to make the symbolic cut of the ribbon.

Volaris flight crew

This first commercial flight crew:Pilot: Captain Mario Alberto Gomez Caballero, Co-pilot: Captain Jorge Ibarra Lopez, Head of flight attendants: soul Aide Peza Hernandez, Surcharge: Diana Marcela Diaz Toscano, Surcharges: Flor Garcia Solis and María de Jesús Ramírez Bonilla

According to economic data, through Arizona 48.3 million people cross the borderin both directions. As well as 7600 trucks and perform 1600 train crossings. It has 6 international airports.  Importations and exportations between Arizona and Mexico ascend to more than 41.6 billion dollars a year. 

This route in addition to uniting families that for diverse circumstances had to emigrate towards that zone of the United States and that received them like adopted children. Today it facilitates the promotion of bonds of coexistence; Represents the beginning of an economic relationship that could generate investment projects that impulse development of the economy of both entities as well as the competitiveness of Sinaloa.

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How this Virtual Tour was made

A few days ago, my friend Engineer Enrique Maytorena, CODESIN General Manager, invited me to elaborate the virtual tour of the inaugural flight of Culiacan Volaris to Phoenix. 

The idea excited me a lot and I proposed to manage the corresponding permits to make a spherical photograph of the interior of the cockpit of the pilots, I think it is the first time that one is made in our country and many places in the world.

They are very difficult images to achieve due to different situations … the reduced space … the detail that is required of all the instruments on the dashboard in front and on the roof of the plane … the high contrast, which I achieved with a very nice technique that Are the Masks of Luminance in Photoshop … and above all because to make the photographs of the interior I was permitted only … 3 minutes!!!!

I finally think I got it!

I am very happy with the result.

Use our photos

Our photos have “Creative Commons“ license. This license allows you to use our photos, without needing permission, legally. When using the photos, the only requirement is that you provide credit as follows: 

“Photography: Miguel Angel Victoria / Sinaloa 360”


English language translation made by Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa through the collaboration of Centro de Estudio de Idiomas Culiacán

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