Cutting the celebratory ribbon in San José for Interjet’s new route from Mexico City was Jorge Luis Paz, Interjet’s Marketing Director, assisted by Allan Flores, Costa Rica’s Minister of Tourism; Carlos Ricardo Benavides, Costa Rica’s Minister of the Presidency; and Luis Carlos Araya, Aviación Civil’s President of Technical Council and Vice Minister of Transport. (We thank Interjet’s Beatriz Reynoso for the great pictures!)
- On 21 June, the Mexican low-cost airline Interjet launched its second international route to Central America, connecting its base in Mexico City (MEX) with San José (SJO) in Costa Rica. The 1,900-kilometre route, which follows the airline’s route to Guatemala City, is now offered with daily frequencies and operated with the carrier’s fleet of 150-seat A320s. Competition between the Mexican and Costa Rican capitals comes from Aeromexico’s 12 weekly flights, while further seven flights a week are offered by the TACA Group subsidiary LACSA.