Interjet announced Sept. 14, that it will begin non-stop service between Mexico City and Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Chicago. Mexico-Los Angeles flight will start Oct. 20, Mexico-Las Vegas will start Nov. 10, while the flight from Mexico to Chicago will begin on Nov. 17. This represents an offering of 5,250 weekly seats to these destinations.
These new flights are in addition to the 14 routes the airline currently operates between Mexico and the U.S.: Dallas- Fort Worth, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Antonio and Orlando-Sanford. Interjet currently flies to Los Angeles from Guadalajara.
Mexico-Los Angeles and Mexico-Chicago will have two daily flights, and Mexico-Las Vegas will operate one daily flight. Tickets are now available for sale at an introductory fare starting at $259 round trip to Los Angeles (LAX), starting at $299 round trip to Chicago (ORD) and starting at $279 to Las Vegas from Mexico City, taxes included.
"We are very pleased to inaugurate these flights within the framework of the Bilateral Air Transport Agreement with the U.S. which, as we have said, benefits the sector by offering new opportunities, encouraging business and tourism traffic between the two countries and above all increasing supply and fostering competitiveness to the benefit of travelers", said Interjet CEO Jose Luis Garza.
The flights will be operated with 150-seat capacity Airbus A-320s equipped with the latest technology and more legroom because they are configured with a 34 inch (86 cms) pitch between rows. Interjet also checks up to 50 kilos of baggage at no extra cost, which can include sports equipment or pets, and in Priority class passengers can check up to 75 kilos of baggage. It also provides complimentary snacks and beverages on its flights and women - only restrooms, in addition to offering permanent discounts for older adults.