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John Wayne Airport expanded its international service Thursday with flights to Guadalajara and Mexico City by Mexico-based low-cost carrier Interjet.

Airport officials, Interjet executives and members of the media gathered at a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday to mark the airline’s first flight from JWA to Mexico City.

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Interjet offers seven flights per week to Mexico City, and another seven to Guadalajara. Roundtrip ticket prices are being offered at a special rate of $289 to Mexico City and $299 to Guadalajara through November.

Interjet joins Southwest Airline Co.’s AirTran Airways on service to Mexico from JWA. Airtran began offering seven-day-a-week service to Mexico City and Cabo San Lucas in June.

Interjet’s Orange County destination marks its fourth U.S. hub after San Antonio, Miami and New York.

See more on Interjet’s OC and U.S. strategy in this week’s print edition of the Business Journal.