Interjet, known as the JetBlue of Mexico, has announced new service to Los Angeles, Chicago, and Las Vegas from its Mexico City hub. This comes on the heels of the New York-Cancun flight which just began on September 1. All these new flights are a direct result of the new bilateral air treaty between the USA and Mexico, which just recently went into effect. The flights will start on October 20, November 10, and November 17 respectively.
Introductory prices will be very competitive, beginning at $250, $299, and $279 respectively; the New York flight is priced at $309. Interjet is known for its leg room, each seat has 34 inches of leg room, and pleasant service overall. I took it recently for a domestic flight in Mexico and was extremely impressed with the new aircraft, comfort, and friendly stewardesses. Even though my flight was only 50 minutes, snacks and drinks were provided. Interjet also has a very generous baggage policy, each passenger is allowed to check in two 50 pound bags for free.
All in all, this is great news, American passengers in three major markets will have a new option to fly to Mexico City and beyond, as Interjet has connections to cities all over Mexico. Hopefully there will be more new flight announcements from Interjet and other airlines as a result of the new air treaty.