|5 March 2005 (2005-03-05)|
|Mexico City, Mexico|
|Miguel Aleman Magnani (President)
Jose Luis Garza Alvarez (CEO)
Raul Lopez (CFO)
Jose Luis Ramirez Magnani (Deputy Chairman)
Javier Mondragon (Legal Counselor)
ABC Aerolíneas, S.A. de C.V., operating as Interjet, is a Mexican low-cost airline with its headquarters in Lomas de Chapultepec, Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City, Mexico. The airline operates scheduled flights to Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, North America and South America out of Mexico City International Airport in Mexico City. It is wholly owned by the Aleman Group. It is Mexico’s third largest airline after Aeromexico and Volaris and is also the first regular low-cost airlines of Mexico. It claims to offer the most extensive domestic network compared to its competitors.
The airline described itself as the "JetBlue of Mexico".
Interjet also operates several charter flights throughout the American continent, mainly in the Caribbean.
Interjet started operations on December 1, 2005, with one Airbus A320 aircraft. The airline placed an order for 25 new A320 aircraft to replace the second-hand ones, which was increased by another ten aircraft on January 10, 2010. After the demise of Mexico City-based competitor Aero California in August 2008, Interjet took over the vacant slots and established flight services to Mexico City International Airport in Mexico City.
On July 21, 2011, Interjet made the first flight in North America (and the fourth worldwide) using biofuel, on the Mexico City – Tuxtla Gutierrez route, with an Airbus A320-200, registration XA-ECO.
In 2012 the Sukhoi Superjet 100 sold for about a half of a comparable Bombardier Aerospace or Embraer aircraft. Interjet CEO Jose Luis Garza says it was the best choice for hot and high Mexico City, a bold bet on Russia’s first major airliner since the Soviet Union collapse.
On March 2, 2015, Interjet firmed 10 SSJ100 options valued at $350 million. As of March 2015, several airlines have begun codeshare agreements with Interjet.
In January 2018, four out of 22 of its SSJ100s were cannibalized for parts to keep others running after having been grounded for at least five months because of their SaM146 maintenance delays. Its cost per available seat kilometer was 10% lower than Aeromexico but 34% higher than Volaris.
On February 23, 2012, Interjet started flights to its first U.S. destination; to Miami International Airport from Benito Juárez International Airport. On June 21 that year the airline began flights to its second Central America destination; to San José de Costa Rica from Benito Juárez International Airport.
On August 2, 2012, Interjet began flights to its second U.S. destination to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City from Benito Juárez International Airport. On August 27 the same year the airline received permission to fly to John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, California; from Guadalajara International Airport in Guadalajara and Benito Juárez International Airport. The airline began daily scheduled flights six weeks later on October 11. On June 13, 2014, Interjet announced that it would end John Wayne Airport flights on July 20, 2014.
Interjet intended to serve flights from Toluca to various cities in the United States, including O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas and San Antonio International Airport in San Antonio; as of 2013, only flights to Las Vegas and San Antonio had begun, with flights to Las Vegas from Lic. Adolfo López Mateos International Airport in Toluca beginning on November 15, 2012.
On June 10, 2014, Interjet and Iberia began a codeshare agreement on their flights.
On February 18, 2016, Interjet began service to Los Angeles International Airport from Guadalajara International Airport. On May 5, 2016; Interjet began its first ever service to Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima, Peru from Mexico City. On October 20, 2016, Interjet launched service to Los Angeles International Airport from Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City.
On May 15, 2017, Interjet announced its first routes to Canada, with thrice weekly flights to Montreal from both Cancun and Mexico City with Airbus A320 aircraft. On July 28, 2017, Pearson International Airport in Toronto became the airline's second Canadian destination. On October 26, 2017, Vancouver became the airline's third Canadian destination.
Interjet flies between locations in Mexico, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Guatemala, Peru, and the United States from its base in Cancún, Guadalajara, Mexico City, and Monterrey. Interjet has also become a popular choice for surfers traveling to Mexico because of its baggage policy of not charging extra fees for those passengers transporting a surfboard on domestic flights.
Interjet has codeshare agreements with the following airlines:
As of November 2017, the Interjet fleet consists of the following aircraft:
|Airbus A320-200||47||—||150||Five aircraft in biofuel livery.|
|Sukhoi Superjet 100||22||8||93||North American launch customer.|
Interjet has a distinctive frequent-flyer program, called Club Interjet, in which it rewards its members with cash instead of with points or miles.
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- www.interjet.com.mx — Official site