Mexico City celebrated the inaugural Interjet flight to Orlando on 14 June, moving its operation from Orlando Sanford. Interjet’s Julio Gamero, CCO, and Jose Luis Garza, CEO, (centre) were joined for the ceremonial ribbon cutting by passengers dressed for destination Disney. The Mexican LCC will provide daily services on the 2,058-kilometre airport pair.
- Interjet launched a new service between Mexico City (MEX) and Orlando (MCO) on 14 June, moving its services to the Floridian city from Orlando Sanford, an airport which it has served since 2016. The Mexican LCC will operate the 2,058-kilometre airport pair of Mexico City and Orlando daily using its fleet of A320s. It will face direct competition from Aeromexico and JetBlue Airways, with both carriers already offering twice-daily flights on the route. OAG Schedules Analyser data shows that the Mexican airline will link with two destinations in Florida from Mexico City in S18, with the carrier also offering flights to Miami from the Mexican capital. Based on data sourced from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Interjet first started flying to the US in 2011, with it carrying just under 1.65 million passengers between its home market and the US last year. This represents a 38% uplift in passengers for the airline in the country market when compared to 2016, a year when it flew 1.20 million customers. See how Olrando Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.