The FINANCIAL — On September 6, Vancouver Airport Authority announced that Interjet is launching year-round service at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) this fall. Interjet will offer passengers non-stop access between YVR and Mexico City International Airport (MEX) and Cancún International Airport (CUN).
These new services will operate four times weekly beginning on October 26, 2017.
“We are excited to welcome Interjet to the YVR family—they are a great addition to our airline partners,” said Craig Richmond, President and CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority. “These 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.”
Interjet has been in operation for more than a decade with hubs in Mexico City, Toluca and Cancún. The company employs nearly 4,500 people across its network, and offers nearly 270 daily flights connecting more than 50 million passengers per year to 55 destinations in Mexico, United States, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean, according to YVR.
“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. 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,” said José Luis Garza, Managing Director of Interjet.
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. It will also provide opportunities for B.C. businesses to reach new customers, suppliers and investors throughout Mexico and Latin America.
Interjet will operate an Airbus A320 aircraft on these routes with seat capacity for 150 passengers.