The full set of new route celebrations were made for the start of Interjet’s new services from Mexico City and Cancún to Montreal on 13 July – namely the gift exchange, ribbon cutting, cake cutting, fire truck water arch and traditional music! Cutting the thre-tiered cake were: Andrès Martinez Reynoso, Director Marketing & PR Interjet and Philippe Rainville President & CEO Aéroports de Montréal.
- Interjet has started its first routes to Canada this week, beginning two new sectors to Montreal (YUL). The LCC began three times weekly A320 operations from both Mexico City (MEX) and Cancún (CUN) on 13 July. “Business and leisure travel between Canada and Mexico is reaching new heights,” said Philippe Rainville, President and CEO, Aéroports de Montréal. “So far this year, the number of Mexican tourists visiting Québec has more than doubled and is expected to grow even more. Interjet will provide more options for our businesses community and leisure passengers: from Mexico’s endless beaches to its unique history and culture. We are very pleased to welcome a new low cost airline to Montreal” he added. “Montreal is celebrating its 375th anniversary this year and we’re very excited to be able to offer Mexico’s business and leisure travelers the opportunity to visit Montreal and celebrate the city’s wealth of history and culture as well as its rich heritage, people and its iconic places,” said José Luis Garza, Interjet’s CEO. The 2,698-kilometre sector to Cancún will face competition from Air Canada (daily), Air Transat (five times weekly) and Sunwing Airlines (four times weekly), whereas the Mexico City-Montreal city pair will see Interjet face incumbents Aeromexico (double-daily) and Air Canada (six times weekly). See how Montreal Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.