Route of the Week: Interjet’s Mexico City to Miami
After a speech by the Mexican low-cost airline Interjet’s CEO José Luis Garza, the ribbon for the airline’s arrival in Miami from Mexico City was cut by William D. Talbert, Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau president and CEO; Miguel Southwell, Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) deputy director; Ken Pyatt, MDAD deputy director; Lily Estefan, actress, El Gordo y La Flaca TV show; Emilio Estefan, producer and actor; Miguel Aleman Velasco, chairman Interjet; Miguel Aleman Magnani, executive chairman Interjet; Sammy Sosa, former Major League Baseball player; and Raúl de Molina, actor, El Gordo y La Flaca.
- Interjet became the first low-cost carrier on the route between Mexico City (MEX) and Miami, FL (MIA) when the Mexican budget airline launched its flights on 23 February. Miami thereby becomes Interjet’s second US destination after San Antonio, TX. Flights are operated 12 times weekly – twice-daily on weekdays and daily on weekends – with the airline’s 150-seat A320s. Two network airlines already operate the route; American Airlines four times a day and Aeromexico thrice-daily. Prior to its demise one and a half years ago, Mexicana also operated the route.