In Orange County, the ribbon for the opening of Interjet’s two new routes from Mexico was cut by Alan Murphy, John Wayne Airport’s Executive Director; Jose Luis Garza, Interjet’s CEO; Alejandra Garcia Williams, Mexican Consul General in Santa Ana; and John Moorlach, Chairman, Orange County Board of Supervisors. The Mexican low-cost airline now offers daily frequencies from both Mexico City and Guadalajara.
- Interjet, the Mexican low-cost airline analysed this week, launched two transborder routes to the US on 1 October, and now serves Santa Ana, CA (SNA), Orange County’s airport famously named after John Wayne, with daily frequencies from both Mexico City (MEX) and Guadalajara (GDL), Mexico’s second-largest municipality. Both southern California services are offered using the airline’s 150-seat A320s, but Interjet only faces competition on one of them. AirTran already serves Mexico City from the Orange County airport near Disneyland, also with daily frequencies. “We are honored that Interjet has chosen John Wayne Airport as its first destination on the West Coast,” said Alan L. Murphy, Airport Director, John Wayne Airport. “Orange County’s strong tourism and business sectors – along with our terrific international arrival facilities – make John Wayne Airport a great choice for convenient, nonstop service from Mexico.”