Ultra-low-cost airline Viva Aerobus will be flying between the Bay Area and Monterrey, which is Mexico’s second-largest city, beginning in July 2024, Oakland International Airport officials announced last week.

Viva Aerobus will commence twice-weekly Monday and Friday service between Oakland International Airport and Monterrey International Airport in the Nuevo Leon state in Mexico beginning July 1, 2024, the airport said Sept. 28.

The airline will operate the new service on its Airbus A320neo aircraft, which seats 186 passengers and offers efficient engines and lower fuel consumption.

According to the airport, the airline is a new entrant in Oakland and this new flight will be the only nonstop service between Monterrey and the Bay Area.

Once the twice-weekly service begins, flights will depart Oakland at 2:10 p.m. and will arrive in Monterrey at 6:40 p.m. The trip back will depart Monterrey at 9:35 a.m. and will arrive in Oakland at 12:40 p.m.

“The Monday and Friday flights between Oakland and Monterrey will cater to business and leisure travelers alike,” Craig Simon, interim director of aviation at the Port of Oakland, said in a statement Thursday. “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.”