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VANCOUVER — Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is gearing up for the launch of Interjet’s new nonstop service to Mexico City and Cancun, both beginning on Oct. 26.
Operating four times weekly, the new services “provide customers looking for either business opportunities or holiday destinations more options to get to Mexico as well as easy access to Latin America through Interjet’s extensive network,” said Craig Richmond, President and CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority. “We are excited to welcome Interjet to the YVR family – they are a great addition to our airline partners.”
The news follows the launch of Interjet’s nonstop service from Toronto Pearson to Mexico City’s Aeropuerto Internacional Benito Juárez and Cancun International Airport earlier in July. Two weeks prior to that, the airline had also launched service to Montreal with two flights weekly.
“We are pleased to add Vancouver as our third destination to Canada. We believe that this beautiful city is a natural step within our coverage in this important market,” said José Luis Garza, Managing Director of Interjet. “Thanks to the increased interest in connectivity between the two countries, we offer this new transportation option to Canadian tourists and Mexicans who travel for business, pleasure or to study in that country.”
Interjet will operate an Airbus A320 aircraft on these routes with seat capacity for 150 passengers. The new service will contribute $16.3 million in total economic output, including adding 106 jobs to the B.C. economy and $8.6 million in Gross Domestic Product to the province.