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West Coast travelers to Mexico now have a new option — Interjet, one of Mexico’s largest and fastest-growing carriers. Interjet will begin flying from Orange County’s John Wayne Airport in California to Mexico City and Guadalajara starting on Oct. 11.
Introductory rates, including taxes, for the daily roundtrip flights from Orange County will start at $289 for Mexico City and $299 for Guadalajara. Mexico City service departs from John Wayne Airport at 10:30 a.m., Monday through Friday, and arrives at the Benito Juarez International Airport at 4:05 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, Orange County flights depart at 3:15 p.m. and arrive at 8:50 p.m. Daily service to Guadalajara’s Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport departs John Wayne Airport at 1:35 p.m. and arrives at 6:45 p.m.
This is the fourth U.S. gateway for the relatively new, low-cost carrier, which flies to seven international destinations and 26 Mexico gateways. Jose Luis Garza Alvarez, Interjet’s CEO, hopes to expand Orange County access to other Mexico gateways within the next year.
Interjet is known for its young fleet of Airbus 320s; spacious one-class cabins with all-leather seating and a 34-inch pitch between seats; free snacks, beer and spirits; included baggage check of up to 110 pounds; free assigned seating; a no-overbooking guarantee; a dedicated female restroom; a 20 percent discount for seniors; and flexible ticket policies.