Mexico City, Mexico. - Interjet inaugurated its nonstop air service between Mexico City and Houston, Texas today, further strengthening its presence in the United States market. Less than six months after first establishing operations in Houston, Interjet is already expanding, offering passengers even more access to their discount fares and modern fleet, with 53 aircraft offering customers the latest technological advancements.
“Interjet will contribute to increasing the competiveness of the airline industry in Mexico and bolster economic activity with one of the key destinations of the energy, medical and industrial sectors,” said Interjet CEO José Luis Garza. “We are very pleased to be able to fly nonstop from Mexico City to Houston, which is one of the world’s most important and internationally connected airports”.
Mario Díaz, Director of Aviation for the City of Houston, welcomed the new Interjet flight from Mexico City to George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), stressing the importance of strong economic and cultural ties between Houston and Latin America.
“Interjet recognizes the strong potential for growth here in Houston,” Diaz said. “In a relatively short period of time, their leadership team has established operations and seized the opportunity for expansion. This new flight speaks volumes about their commitment to the Houston market.”
Oscar Rodriguez Cabrera, Consul General for Mexico in Houston, said this flight will help to connect the users of the George Bush Intercontinental Airport with the Mexico City Airport which is among the world's fifty largest airports and Latin America's busiest.
“We are happy to see that with this new flight Interjet is contributing to my country's transformative effort by connecting Mexico's capital with this city which is so important for the U.S. economy. The connection between the capital of Mexico and the world's energy capital, as well as one of the world's leading aerospace development cities, is very important for the implementation of the country's energy reforms".
Interjet flies to 47 destinations, 38 of which are in Mexico and nine are international (Houston, San Antonio, New York, Las Vegas, Miami, Bogota, San Jose, Havana and Guatemala) and has a fleet of 39 Airbus A320 and 14 Superjet 100. It is Mexico’s second largest airline and in 2014 more people flew with Interjet in Mexico (7.8 million) than with any other airline.
The Mexico-Houston route will offer a morning and afternoon flight so travelers can choose the time that best suits their needs. Tickets are on sale with promotional fares.
Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States and is home to the world’s largest medical center complex. This is in addition to a wonderful museum district, a wide variety of hotels and amazing shopping malls.
Interjet first began flight operations in Houston on October 23, 2014, with direct flights between Houston and Monterrey, Mexico.