Mexican airline set to service Chicago hub
In addition to existing connections between Mexico and other Latin American centers, the Interjet airline company will provide two daily nonstop flights between Mexico City International Airport and Chicago’s O’Hare starting Nov. 17.
Dispatching Airbus A-320s, each flight can accommodate 150 passengers.
“[The] Chicago Department of Aviation is excited to welcome Interjet to O’Hare International Airport,” Chicago Department of Aviation Commissioner Ginger Evans said. “Interjet’s service to Mexico City takes advantage of the new U.S.-Mexico air services agreement and offers O’Hare travelers more choices. These flights are estimated to generate $45 million in annual economic impact for the Chicago region.”
From its Mexico City base, Interjet serves 37 cities within Mexico and more in Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Guatemala and the United States. Tickets are on sale at special introductory rates, and up to 110 pounds of baggage can be checked free. Additionally, senior discounts are available.
"We are very pleased to inaugurate these flights within the framework of the Bilateral Air Transport Agreement with the U.S. … offering new opportunities, encouraging business and tourism traffic between the two countries and above all increasing supply and fostering competitiveness to the benefit of travelers,” Interjet CEO Jose Luis Garza said.