Interjet launched three new services from Mexico to Los Angeles this week, with flights from Leon/Guanajuato, San Jose del Cabo and Puerto Vallarta. The inaugural flight from Leon/Guanajuato to Los Angeles was marked with a ceremonial ribbon cutting to officially open the new link. The 2,198-kilometre sector will be flown daily on A320s.
- Interjet commenced services from Leon/Guanajuato (BJX) and San Jose del Cabo (SJD) to Los Angeles (LAX) on 23 November, before launching a further connection to the Californian hub from Puerto Vallarta (PVR) the following day. The Mexican carrier will deploy A320s on the trio of routes to Los Angeles, with all three taking on multiple incumbents. The 2,198-kilometre sector from Leon/Guanajuato will be operated daily, facing competition from United Airlines, Aeromexico and Volaris. The 1,466-kilometre link from San Jose del Cabo will be flown three times weekly, with competition coming in the form of Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United. Finally the 1,960-kilometre city pair of Puerto Vallarta and Los Angeles will operate four times weekly, with Interjet going head-to-head with Alaska Airlines, American, Delta, Southwest, United and Volaris on the latter route. As a result of these launches, Interjet now serves Los Angeles from six Mexican airports this winter when referring to OAG schedules, with it already operating services from Cancún, Guadalajara and Mexico City. When analysing data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), it highlights that Interjet carried 147,901 passengers during the first five months of 2017 from Los Angeles, resulting in an average theoretical load factor of around 66%. See how Leon/Guanajuato Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.