Discount airlines fly migrants to U.S. border - USATODAY.com
By Chris Hawley, USA TODAY MEXICALI, Mexico â€” New Mexican discount airlines are using rock-bottom fares to cater to legal and illegal migrants heading for the USA.
The airlines â€” known among fliers as Aeromigrante, or "Migrant Air" â€” take passengers from central or southern Mexico to cities along the northern border such as Tijuana and Mexicali. From there, customers make their way across the U.S. border. The flights are part of a booming services industry for the estimated 13 million Mexican and Central American migrants who reside in the USA. Passengers who used to make bus trips of several days can arrive at the border well-rested for the often dangerous crossing
A spokesman for Avolar Airlines said that "The most productive routes we have are cities where you have those passengers who are traveling with the idea of the American dream." (Actually, the Mexican dream of living and working in America.)