John Wayne Airport represents Interjet's fourth U.S. gateway, because Mexico's third-largest airline (in terms of large commercial aircraft operated) already flies from Miami, New...

Mexican carrier Interjet has begun daily service from John Wayne Orange County Airport in California to Mexico City and Guadalajara.

John Wayne Orange County Airport (SNA) represents Interjet’s fourth U.S. gateway. Mexico’s third-largest airline (in terms of large commercial aircraft operated) already flies from Miami, New York JFK and San Antonio to Mexico City.

Interjet is offering introductory round-trip fares of $289 to Mexico City and $299 to Guadalajara including taxes. The prices are valid until the end of November, subject to availability.

Interjet is Mexico’s third-largest carrier in terms of the number of large commercial aircraft it operates, the airline operating a fleet of 35 Airbus A320s by 2012, with six more due to enter the fleet. Interjet also ordered 20 Sukhoi Superjet 100-95s and optioned five more; it was the first customer for the Superjet 100 in the Americas


Interjet is very pleased to commence service from Orange County to two Mexican gateways – Mexico City and Guadalajara – which are popular destinations for Southern California business and leisure travelers,” says Jose Luis Garza, Interjet’s CEO. “In addition, Interjet’s Orange County flights to Mexico City provide the most convenient same-day connections to over 23 Mexican gateways served by Interjet, which will make travel to Mexico even easier.”

In addition to its U.S. gateways, Interjet’s international route structure also includes destinations in Guatemala and Cuba, as well as Costa Rica’s capital San Jose.

The new Orange County-Mexico City service leaves John Wayne Airport at 10:30 a.m. on weekdays, arriving at Aeropuerto Benito Juárez Internacional (MEX) at 4:05 p.m. local time. On Saturdays and Sundasy, flights from SNA depart at 3:15 p.m., landing at Mexico City at 8:50 p.m. local time.

In the other direction, Interjet’s Mexico City-Orange County flight pushes back from the gate at MEX at 7:45 a.m. on weekdays, touching down at SNA at 9:30 a.m. local time. On Saturdays and Sundays, the flight is timed to leave MEX at 12:30 p.m. and reach SNA at 2:15 p.m. local time.

Daily service to Guadalajara’s Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport (GDL) departs SNA at 1:35 p.m., arriving at 6:45 p.m. local time. Internjet’s daily service from Guadalajara leaves GDL at 11:15 a.m. and gets to SNA at 12:35 p.m. local time.

Interjet operates a young fleet of 35 Airbus A320 jets, configuring the aircraft to seat 150 passengers and serving complimentary snacks and premium beverages during flights between Mexico City and Orange County.

Mexico City-headquartered Interjet also offers transferable tickets, a frequent flier program, in-flight entertainment (IFE) program an unrestricted 20 percent discount year-round for seniors, a take-off and landing camera feed to passengers’ IFE screens and women-only toilets on all aircraft.

On Interjet flights, there is no extra charge for passengers to select seats or check up to two 55-pound bags 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, according to Interjet.

Reservations can be made online at or through travel agents.

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