Orange County Business Journal

Interjet Sets Date for JWA-Mexico Service

Kari Hamanaka Thursday, September 20, 2012

John Wayne Airport will expand its international connections when service to Mexico by Interjet begins next month.

The Mexico-based, low-cost carrier passed a noise test earlier this month, and more recently received federal approvals.

Interjet will offer service from John Wayne to Mexico City and Guadalajara beginning Oct. 11

Interjet's service to Guadaljara gives the airline the third and final incentive package that was being offered to airlines on a first-come, first-serve basis. The incentive package included a $300,000 rent break to airlines offering nonstop routes to Mexico averaging five flights per week in the initial year of operation.

Interjet joins AirTran Airways, which began offering daily service to Cabo San Lucas and Mexico City in June.