There were celebrations at San Francisco on 14 March to mark a double route launch from Interjet, with the Mexican LCC starting services from both Cancún and Guadalajara on the same day. Cutting the ribbon to commemorate the inaugural flights were Jeff Littlefield, COO, San Francisco Airport; Javier Porragas, Sales Director, Interjet; Gemi José González López, Consul General, Mexico and Todd O’Leary, VP of Partnerships, San Francisco Travel. A special cake was also baked for the occasion.
- Interjet began two new services to San Francisco (SFO) on 14 March, linking the Californian city to Cancún (CUN) and Guadalajara (GDL). The two city pairs will be operated three times per week with A320s, and both face incumbent competition. The 3,870-kilometre Cancún route is already operated by United Airlines with 15 weekly frequencies, while the 2,644-kilometre Guadalajara sector is currently served by Aeromexico (six weekly flights) and Volaris (four weekly). These are Interjet’s only routes to San Francisco. OAG schedules show the Bay Area airport will be one of three US destinations served by the Mexican LCC from Cancún in S18 and one of five from Guadalajara.