Interjet

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Not to be confused with InterJet or Enerjet.
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 (+ 74 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, although Volaris has a much larger network.[4] [5]

The airline described itself as the "JetBlue of Mexico".[6]

Interjet also operates several charter flights throughout the American continent, mainly in the Caribbean.

History[edit]

Interjet started operations on December 1, 2005, with only one Airbus A320 aircraft, which had previously belonged to C.A.I. Second (then Volare Airlines).[7] The airline placed an order for 25 new A320 aircraft to replace the second-hand ones, which was increased by another ten aircraft on January 10, 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 Benito Juárez International Airport in Mexico City.

Interjet is the launch customer of Sukhoi Superjet 100/95 for North America and Low Cost Carrier, 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 100/95 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 in America (and the fourth worldwide) using biofuel, on the Mexico City – Tuxtla Gutierrez route, with an Airbus A320-200 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.[8]

On February 23, 2012, Interjet started its first U.S. destination to Miami International Airport from Benito Juárez International Airport.[9]

On June 21, 2012, Interjet began its second Central America destination to San José de Costa Rica from Benito Juárez International Airport.[10]

On August 2, 2012, Interjet began its second U.S. destination to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City from Benito Juárez International Airport.[11]

On August 27, 2012, Interjet received permission to fly to John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, California from Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport in Guadalajara and Benito Juárez International Airport. The airline began daily scheduled flights on October 11, 2012.[12] On June 13, 2014, Interjet announced that they will end John Wayne Airport flights form July 20, 2014.[6]

Interjet intended to serve flights from Toluca to various cities in the United States, 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, as of 2013, only flights to Las Vegas and San Antonio had begun.

Interjet began flights to San Antonio International Airport and Havana from Benito Juárez International Airport.

On November 15, 2012 the airline began flights to Las Vegas from Lic. Adolfo López Mateos International Airport in Toluca.[13]

On July 10, 2013, Interjet began service to El Dorado International Airport in Bogotá from Benito Juárez International Airport.[14]

On June 10, 2014, Interjet and Iberia began a codeshare agreement on their flights. [15]

On October 23, 2014, Interjet will begin service to Houston - George Bush Intercontinental Airport from Monterrey International Airport.[16]

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 October 2014, the Interjet fleet consists of the following aircraft with an average age of 5.7 years:[18]

Interjet Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Options Passengers Routes Note
Airbus A320-200 41 4 5 150 Short / Medium haul
Colombia, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Costa Rica and United States
XA-ECO in biofuel livery. One jet in storage.
Airbus A320neo 40 10
TBA
TBA
Airbus A321neo 10 TBA TBA
Sukhoi Superjet 100/95 11 19[19] 10 93[19] Short
Mexico and United States
North American launch customer.
Total 51 74 25 '


Club Interjet[edit]

Club Interjet 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.[20]

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, postal 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. ^ http://ir.volaris.com/files/doc_presentations/Volaris%20Corporate%20Presentation%20-%20December.pdf
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ "Interjet receives first new aircraft". Airliner World. August 2007. p. 18. 
  8. ^ http://airlineroute.net/2011/06/13/4o-mexgua-s11.html
  9. ^ http://airlineroute.net/2012/01/18/4o-mexmia-feb12.html
  10. ^ http://airlineroute.net/2012/05/30/4o-mexsjo-jun12.html
  11. ^ Yahoo!-Interjet Inaugurates Daily Non-Stop Flights Today Between New York And Mexico City
  12. ^ http://www.ocregister.com/articles/interjet-374328-mexico-service.html
  13. ^ http://airlineroute.net/2012/10/26/4o-las-nov12.html
  14. ^ http://airlineroute.net/2013/06/10/4o-mexbog-jul13.html
  15. ^ http://noticias.lainformacion.com/economia-negocios-y-finanzas/aeroespacial/iberia-firma-un-acuerdo-de-codigo-compartido-con-la-mexicana-interjet_5jWYFNbZ24LeEtSTgYKdK6/
  16. ^ http://escapehouston.com/4104/interjet-launches-nonstop-service-to-monterrey-mexico/
  17. ^ "Iberia, Interjet sign codeshare agreement". Air Transport World. 17 June 2014. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  18. ^ Interjet fleet list at planespotters.net
  19. ^ a b [1]
  20. ^ https://www.interjet.com.mx/ClubInterjet.aspx

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