TORONTO — There was cake and plenty of fanfare at Toronto Pearson Airport this morning, where Interjet Airlines celebrated its new nonstop service to Mexico City’s Aeropuerto Internacional Benito Juárez, as well as to Cancun International Airport.
The new service will offer four flights a week between Toronto and Mexico onboard Airbus A320 aircraft, which seats 150 passengers. Roundtrip fares from Toronto to Cancun start at $409, and $499 to Mexico City.
Calling Canada “a natural market” for the airline, Andres Martinez Reynoso, Marketing & PR Director at Interjet told Travelweek that while other airlines are going smaller and shrinking personal space onboard, Interjet is bucking the trend and “going in the other direction, offering the biggest Economy cabin you can find.”
Featuring 86-cm pitch for all seats, Interjet’s Economy class ensures a comfortable flight for all. Plus, passengers can enjoy bar service, approximately 20% lower airfares and no luggage fees.
“We always respect the passenger – that is our key ingredient as to what we have to offer,” added Reynoso. “The Canadian trade market is important to us.”
Reynoso also noted that the airline has partnered with Amadeus and Sabre for a new commission structure, which will come into effect next month.
The airline, which at 11 years old is still considered “very young”, launched service to Montreal two weeks ago with two flights weekly. Vancouver, said Reynoso, will possibly launch by year’s end.
Lauren Yaksich, Director, Global Hub Development, Long Range Airport Planning and Investment, Greater Toronto Airports Authority, was also on hand at Toronto Pearson to commemorate the new route.
“We are pleased to be welcoming Interjet to the Toronto Pearson family of carriers and know that the addition of their service will add great value for our passengers. The two routes, Mexico City and Cancun, will provide our passengers with a new option for travel to Mexico, be it for work or vacation,” she said.