Mexican carrier Interjet has launched its first service to New York, the daily round-trip operating between Mexico City and New York JFK. The service...

Mexican carrier Interjet has launched its first service to New York, the daily round-trip operating between Mexico City and New York JFK.

The service adds a third gateway city in the United States for Interjet, which already operates to Miami and San Antonio.

New York represents the airline’s sixth international destination. In addition to the three U.S. cities it serves, Interjet flies to Guatemala, Havana, and San Jose in Costa Rica. Interjet, which is Mexico’s third-largest carrier, also serves 26 domestic destinations.

Mexican carrier Interjet operates a sizable fleet of Airbus A320s but has also ordered 20 Sukhoi Superjet 100s

Interjet’s flight to Mexico City’s Aeropuerto Benito Juárez Internacional (MEX) departs from New York JFK at 7:25 a.m. on Mondays through Fridays and at 10:00 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

In the other direction, the daily flight leaves MEX at 4:40 p.m., arriving at New York JFK at 10:30 pm. local time.

To promote the new service, Interjet is offering round-trip fares starting at $349, including taxes and fees. This promotional offer is valid for travel from August 2 to August 31, the fare also including two suitcases of up to 55lb each.

Interjet operates 35 Airbus A320 aircraft (operated from new), outfitted in 150-seat, single-class configuration, and has committed to take six more. The carrier serves complimentary meals and premium beverages on its flights between Mexico City and New York.

The airline also offers transferable tickets, a frequent flier loyalty program, in-flight entertainment programming, an unrestricted 20 per cent discount for seniors and special amenities for female travelers, including women-only toilets on all aircraft.

In contrast with most other carriers, Interjet does not charge extra for passengers to select seats or check up to 110lb of baggage per ticket. Interjet says it does not overbook its flights and has no hidden fees in its ticket purchase prices; the price offered by the airline is what the customer pays, including all taxes.

Interjet made headlines in 2011 by announcing an order for 20 Sukhoi Superjet 100 regional jets, the first order for the type in North America. Interjet plans to operate its Superjet 100s with a single-class, 93-seat cabin configuration.

Mexico City-based Interjet – the operating name of ABC Aerolíneas, S.A. de C.V – is wholly Mexican-owned and in December 2011 marked its sixth anniversary of commercial service.

Interjet claims its A320s are the only aircraft of their kind in Latin America to be equipped with external cameras, which allow passengers to see the aircraft’s take-offs and landings from their seats.

The carrier operates more than 150 daily flights on 42 business and leisure routes linking 32 destinations.  For further information and reservations, visit or call 866-285-9525.