Mexico-based airline Interjet is now offering flights from John Wayne Airport to Mexico, marking the company's first flights in California.
The low-cost Mexican carrier began offering flights from John Wayne to Mexico City and Guadalajara on Thursday. Airline officials say special introductory fares of $289 to Mexico City and $299 to Guadalajara are valid until the end of November.
“Interjet 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," Jose Luiz Garza, Interjet's CEO, said in a released statement. “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."
The 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.
"The OC tourism industry is absolutely thrilled with the new service by Interjet to two cities in Mexico," Gary Sherwin, chairman of the Orange County Visitor's Association, said. "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."
Interjet flights offer passengers complimentary snacks and beverages during flights between Mexico City and Orange County, a unique take-off/landing camera, women-only toilets and no extra charge to check up to two 55-pound bags per ticket.
Interjet reservations can be made online at interjet.com.