Interjet

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Interjet
Interjetmx.png
IATA
4O
ICAO
AIJ
Callsign
INTERJET
Founded December 1, 2005 (9 years ago)
Hubs
Focus cities
Frequent-flyer program Club Interjet
Intertours
Fleet size 51 (+ 54 orders) and (+25 options)
Destinations 47
Company slogan Viajando en tu misma dirección
Parent company Aleman Group
Headquarters Mexico City, Mexico
Key people Miguel Aleman Magnani (President)
Jose Luis Garza Alvarez (CEO)
Javier Licea Ventura (COO)
Luis Alejandro Beristain Mercado (CFO)
Jose Luis Ramirez Magnani (Deputy Chairman)
Website interjet.com

ABC Aerolíneas, S.A. de C.V.,[1] operating as Interjet, is a Mexican low-cost airline with its headquarters in Lomas de Chapultepec, Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City, Mexico.[2] The airline operates scheduled flights to Mexico (38), Caribbean (1), Central America (2), North America (5), and South America (1) out of Benito Juárez International Airport in Mexico City and Lic. Adolfo López Mateos International Airport in Toluca. It is wholly owned by the Aleman Group.[3] It is one of the first regular low-cost airlines of Mexico and claims to offer the most extensive domestic network compared to its competitors.[4]

The airline described itself as the "JetBlue of Mexico".[5]

History[edit]

Interjet started operations on December 1, 2005, with only 1 Airbus A320 aircraft, which had previously belonged to the now defunct Volare Airlines.[6] The airline placed an order for 25 new A320 aircraft to replace the second-hand ones, which was increased by another 10 aircraft on 10 January 2010. After the demise of Mexico City-based competitor Aero California in August 2008, Interjet took over the vacant slots and established flight services to Mexico City International Airport.

Interjet is the launch customer of SJ100 for North America, took delivery during the Paris Air Show in March 2013

Interjet is the first low cost carrier that will operate the Russian-built Sukhoi Superjet 100 in its fleet, following an order filed on 17 January 2011. The first delivery was scheduled for late 2012. However, Interjet took delivery of its first Sukhoi Superjet in March 2013.

On July 21, 2011, Interjet made the first flight from America (and the fourth worldwide) using biofuel, with the route Mexico City - Tuxtla Gutierrez, with an Airbus A320 with registration XA-ECO

International services[edit]

On July 1, 2011, Interjet began its first International (and Central America) destination to La Aurora International Airport in Guatemala City from Benito Juárez International Airport in Mexico City.[7]

On February 23, 2012, Interjet started its first U.S. destination to Miami International Airport from Mexico City.[8]

On June 21, 2012, Interjet began its 2nd Central America destination to San José de Costa Rica from Mexico City.[9]

On August 2, 2012, Interjet began its 2nd U.S. destination to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City from Benito Juárez International Airport in Mexico City.[10]

On August 27, 2012, Interjet received permission to fly to John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, California from Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport in Guadalajara and Benito Juárez International Airport in Mexico City. The airline began daily scheduled flights on October 11, 2012.[11] On June 13, 2014, Interjet announced that they will end John Wayne Airport flights form July 20, 2014.[5]

Interjet intended to serve flights to/from Toluca to various cities in the USA including O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas and San Antonio International Airport in San Antonio (but so far, only flights to Las Vegas and San Antonio have begun).

Interjet began flights to San Antonio International Airport and Havana from Mexico City.

On November 15, 2012 the airline began flights to Las Vegas from Lic. Adolfo López Mateos International Airport in Toluca.[12]

On July 10, 2013, Interjet began service to El Dorado International Airport in Bogota from Benito Juárez International Airport in Mexico City.[13]

On June 10, 2014, Interjet and Iberia began a codeshare agreement on their flights. [14]

Destinations[edit]

An Interjet Airbus A320, performing its first biofuel flight, seen in July 2011
An Interjet A320 taxiing to the runway
Interjet A320 at Mexico City
Main article: Interjet destinations

Interjet flies between locations in Mexico, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Guatemala and the United States from its main hubs, Mexico City and Toluca.

Codeshare agreements[edit]

Interjet has codeshare agreements with the following airlines:

Fleet[edit]

As of January 2014, the Interjet fleet consists of the following aircraft with an average age of 6.4 years:[16][17]

Interjet fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Options Passengers Routes Note
Airbus A320-200 43 2 5 150 Short / Medium haul
Mexico, Caribbean, Central America, North America, and South America
XA-ECO in biofuel livery.
Airbus A320neo 40 10
TBA
TBA
Sukhoi Superjet 100-95 8 20[18] 10 93[18] Short
Mexico
North American launch customer.
Total 51 54 25 243

Club Interjet[edit]

Official logo

Unlike other airlines, Interjet has a very distinctive Frequent-flyer program in which it rewards its members with cash instead of miles or kilometers.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "El uso de esta página significa que usted acepta estos términos y condiciones." Interjet. Retrieved on December 4, 2010.
  2. ^ "privacy." Interjet. Retrieved on November 4, 2010. "If you do not want your information to be shared with any third party or not to receive any information or required to clarify or modify the information provided, you have the right to send your written instructions/request to ABC Aerolíneas, SA de CV, residing at Ignacio Longares 102 Lote 2 Mnz. 2, Fracc. Parque Industrial Exportec 1 zip code 50200 Toluca, Edo de Mexico or via the email address or phone number provided on this page for user contact."
  3. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 94. 
  4. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiPNXWhF3RM
  5. ^ a b Ann Milbourn, Mary (13 June 2014). "Interjet ends Mexico flights at John Wayne". The Orange County Register (Orange County Register). Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "Interjet receives first new aircraft". Airliner World. August 2007. p. 18. 
  7. ^ http://airlineroute.net/2011/06/13/4o-mexgua-s11.html
  8. ^ http://airlineroute.net/2012/01/18/4o-mexmia-feb12.html
  9. ^ http://airlineroute.net/2012/05/30/4o-mexsjo-jun12.html
  10. ^ Yahoo!-Interjet Inaugurates Daily Non-Stop Flights Today Between New York And Mexico City
  11. ^ http://www.ocregister.com/articles/interjet-374328-mexico-service.html
  12. ^ http://airlineroute.net/2012/10/26/4o-las-nov12.html
  13. ^ http://airlineroute.net/2013/06/10/4o-mexbog-jul13.html
  14. ^ http://noticias.lainformacion.com/economia-negocios-y-finanzas/aeroespacial/iberia-firma-un-acuerdo-de-codigo-compartido-con-la-mexicana-interjet_5jWYFNbZ24LeEtSTgYKdK6/
  15. ^ "Iberia, Interjet sign codeshare agreement". Air Transport World. 17 June 2014. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  16. ^ "Interjet Fleet" (in Spanish). interjet.com. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  17. ^ Interjet fleet list at planespotters.net
  18. ^ a b [1]
  19. ^ https://www.interjet.com.mx/ClubInterjet.aspx

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