HOUSTON – The latest in the expanding options for international flight service at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) lands in October, when Interjet begins nonstop service to and from Houston and Monterrey, Mexico.
Ticket sales begin Sept. 1 for the new route, which will run seven days a week and is scheduled to take off Oct. 23. The nonstop service runs between Monterrey and Houston twice a day Monday through Friday, and between the cities once a day on Saturday and Sunday.
|4980||MTY - IAH||6:30 a.m.||7:55 a.m.||Mon - Fri|
|4981||IAH - MTY||8:55 a.m.||10:20 a.m.||Mon - Fri|
|4982||MTY - IAH||6:05 p.m.||7:30 p.m.||Mon - Fri, Sun|
|4983||IAH - MTY||8:30 p.m.||9:55 p.m.||Mon - Fri, Sun|
|4980||MTY - IAH||8 a.m.||9:25 a.m.||Sat|
|4981||IAH - MTY||10:25 a.m.||11:50 a.m.||Sat|
* All times local
Interjet is offering an introductory rate of $249 (U.S. dollars, roundtrip, taxes included) now through Sept. 16 for flights scheduled between Oct. 23 and Nov. 9.
“Houston already enjoys greater connectivity with Mexico than any other country in the United States and that bond is going to be even stronger with the arrival of Interjet,” said Houston Mayor Annise Parker. “The City of Monterrey is extremely important to the Houston region for both economic and cultural reasons and this new nonstop flight makes it easier for our residents to strengthen business ties and maintain close connections with family and friends.”
The fourth largest city in the United States, Houston has seen a dramatic increase in the number of passengers traveling aboard international flights over the last 10 years. During that time, the international passenger totals have increased more than 60 percent, rising to a record total of 9 million in 2013.
“Houston passengers continue to enjoy the benefits that inherently come with increased competition and that’s especially true for passengers boarding international flights,” said Houston Aviation Director Mario C. Diaz. “The Interjet team understands and embraces the competitive nature of the airline industry and we look forward to having them operate within the family of air carriers at George Bush Intercontinental Airport.”
Interjet, with its fleet of 150-seat Airbus A320s and 93-seat Superjet 100s, serves 47 destinations covering the top business and leisure locations in Mexico, and its international service now reaches Houston and San Antonio in Texas, and New York (JFK), Las Vegas and Miami in the rest of the United States, as well as Guatemala, Costa Rica, Havana and Bogotá in Central and South America.
“We are excited to add Houston to our growing list of destinations, and are certain that this relationship with Bush Intercontinental will benefit not only our company and the Houston Airport System, but our growing number of customers, as well,” said Interjet CEO José Luis Garza. “This fits perfectly with our ideals of offering high-quality products and services at affordable prices, and a business strategy that allows Interjet to satisfy the needs and requirements of diverse population sectors, as well as expanding coverage to business and leisure market.”
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