Interjet A320-214 (c/n 5163) XA-VCT touches down on Rwy 19R on October 11, 2012 as it arives on the inaugural flight from Mexico City.
(Photo by John Wayne Airport)
Last Thursday October 11, 2012 Interjet inaugurated daily service to Mexico from John Wayne Orange County Airport (SNA/KSNA). The flights to Mexico City (MEX/MMMX) and Guadalajara (GDL/MMGL) represent the
company's fourth U.S. gateway as Mexico's second largest air carrier continues
to make a strong impact in the popular U.S.-Mexico travel market. Interjet
already flies from Miami (MIA/KMIA), New York (JFK/KJFK) and San Antonio (SAT/KSAT) to Mexico City.
l-r: Alan L. Murphy, Airport Director, John Wayne Airport; Jose Luis Garza, CEO,
Interjet; Alejandra Garcia Williams, Consul General to Mexico in Santa Ana; John
M. W. Moorlach, Chairman, Orange County Board of Supervisors
is very pleased to commence service from Orange County to two Mexican gateways -
Mexico City and Guadalajara - which are popular destinations for Southern
California business and leisure travelers. In addition, Interjet's Orange County
flights to Mexico City provide the most convenient same-day connections to over
23 Mexican gateways served by Interjet which will make travel to Mexico even
easier. We look forward to providing our Southern California friends with the
quality service and appealing amenities that travelers from other parts of the
U.S. already enjoy," said Jose Luis Garza, Interjet's CEO. In addition to its
U.S. gateways, Interjet's international route structure currently includes
Guatemala, Cuba, and San José, Costa Rica.
OC tourism industry is absolutely thrilled with the new service by Interjet to
two cities in Mexico. As John Wayne Airport, Orange County continues to expand
its air service to new international markets; Mexico is a natural and critical
market for the region's success," said Gary Sherwin, Chairman of the Orange
County Visitor's Association. “We welcome Interjet to the OC family and look
forward to extending our famous OC lifestyle brand to all of its passengers and
providing them with an exceptional experience."
arriving on the first two flights into Orange County today were greeted by
Airport employees and representatives from the Orange County tourism industry.
Each passenger received goodie bags filled with items representing sites to see
and places to visit in Orange County as well as Disney Ears and a one-day pass
to Disneyland Resort parks. All items were donated by Anaheim/Orange County
Visitor and Convention Bureau, Destination Irvine, Disneyland Resort, Knott's
Berry Farm, Laguna Beach Conference & Visitor Bureau, Legoland & SEALife
Aquarium, Medieval Times, Mission San Juan Capistrano, OC Parks, Orange County
Great Park, Orange County Visitor’s Association, San Diego Zoo, Sea World Parks,
South Coast Plaza, The Outlets of Orange and Visit Buena Park.
new Orange County to Mexico City service departs from John Wayne Airport at
10:30 am Monday through Friday, arriving at the Benito Juarez International
Airport at 4:05 pm. On Saturday and Sunday, flights from Orange County depart at
3:15 pm, arriving in Mexico City at 8:50 pm. Flights leave Mexico City at 7:45
am, arriving in Orange County at 9:30 am Monday through Friday, and at 12:30 pm
arriving in Orange County at 2:15 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Daily service to
Guadalajara's Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport departs John Wayne
Airport at 1:35 pm, arriving at 6:45 pm; flights from Guadalajara depart at
11:15 am and arrive at 12:35 pm.
are honored that Interjet has chosen John Wayne Airport as its first destination
on the West Coast," stated Alan L. Murphy, Airport Director, John Wayne Airport.
"Orange County's strong tourism and business sectors - along with our terrific
international arrival facilities - make John Wayne Airport a great choice for
convenient, nonstop service from Mexico."
earned its reputation as one of Mexico's most successful airlines based on
numerous passenger-pleasing flight and service features. Interjet is known for
its high quality service at competitively affordable prices as well as its
excellent safety record. With 35 new A320 aircraft, the airline has put the
customer first with such decisions as removing 30 seats to create maximum
comfort for 150 guests as well as serving complimentary snacks and premium
beverages during flights between Mexico and Orange County. Interjet also offers
transferable tickets, an appealing frequent flier loyalty program, in-flight
entertainment program, an unrestricted 20 percent discount year-round for
seniors, a unique take-off/landing camera and women-only toilets on all
airplanes. In contrast with other carriers, there is no extra charge for
passengers to select seats or check up to two 55-pound bags per ticket. Interjet
does not overbook its flights and has no hidden fees in the ticket purchase
prices; the price offered by the airline is what the customer pays, including
(JWA Press Release)
The photos below are of Interjet A320-214 (c/n 3286) XA-MXM as it arrives at John Wayne Orange County Airport from Mexico City on October 15, 2012.
(Photos by Michael Carter)