Interjet to launch Miami flights in February

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Mexican low-cost carrier Interjet will launch flights from Mexico City to Miami from 23 February, adding its fourth international destination and launching operations to a market previously served by Mexicana.

Interjet will operate 12 times weekly on the route, using Airbus A320 aircraft.

The airline flies to three international destinations: Guatemala, Havana and San Antonio. It launched flights to San Antonio, its first transborder route, in December 2011.

Mexicana, which sought creditor protection in August 2010 and ceased operations afterwards, had previously served San Antonio, Miami and New York. Interjet had also applied to authorities to launch New York operations but has not received regulatory approval for the service, said an Interjet spokeswoman.

Interjet will compete against Aeromexico and American Airlines on Mexico City-Miami. Aeromexico operates 24 times non-stop weekly on the route, while American offers 28 flights weekly, schedules in Innovata show.