As Interjet became the first budget carrier to connect Mexico City and New York JFK, José Luis Garza, the airline’s president, said: “The demise of Mexicana created many opportunities for the development of international routes. We pick those markets in which our competitive advantage is clear.”
- On 2 August, Interjet became the first low-cost airline on the important route between Mexico’s capital and the biggest city in the US. The Mexican carrier now operates daily between Mexico City (MEX) and New York JFK, NY (JFK), competing with Aeromexico’s 27 flights a week and Delta’s 14 weekly operations. Further, indirect competition comes from United’s 14 flights a week from Newark. This is Interjet’s third route to the US after its flights to Miami, FL and San Antonio, TX.