DFW AIRPORT, Texas, March 3, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Interjet, a popular Mexican airline, now offers two flights per day from Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport to Mexico City. DFW Airport welcomed the low-fare carrier's inaugural flight to International Terminal D with a traditional "shower of affection" water cannon salute and gate celebration. Interjet will serve the route with Superjet 100 aircraft.
"DFW welcomes Interjet as our newest airline," said Sean Donohue, CEO of DFW Airport. "As travel to Mexico continues to flourish and now represents just over 40% of DFW's international passenger travel, there's an even stronger need to provide choices that accommodate flexible schedules and varied price points. Interjet offers travelers low-fare flights to exciting destinations, and DFW Airport is pleased to now be part of that network."
"This new route helps to increase tourism and business opportunities between Mexico City and one of the largest and most visited metropolitan areas in Texas," said Jose Luis Ramirez Magnani, Deputy Chairman of Interjet. "Dallas Fort Worth represents our third destination in Texas, and combined with Houston and San Antonio we will offer 90 weekly flights."
Supporting an extensive domestic network, Interjet serves 49 destinations, including 37 in Mexico and 12 cities across the United States, Central and South America. Interjet customers receive free checked bags up to 50 kilograms, additional legroom and discounted rates for passengers over the age of 65. Daily flights from DFW Airport will depart at 6:15 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
DFW Airport has strategically focused on global expansion and world-class amenities, attracting 11 new international carriers and 22 new international destinations in the past five years. Interjet further solidifies DFW Airport as a key entry point into the United States and strengthens connectivity to Central and South America.
"Mexico is a vital trade partner with Texas and our closest international neighbor. The new service will support more growth between Mexico City and North Texas," said Donohue.
About Dallas Fort Worth International Airport:
Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport warmly welcomes more than 64 million customers along their journey every year, elevating DFW to a status as one of the most frequently visited superhub airports in the world. DFW Airport customers can choose among 153 domestic and 56 international nonstop destinations worldwide. DFW is elevating the customer experience with modernized facilities and updated amenities, as well as through a $2.7 billion Terminal Renewal and Improvement Program to renovate its four original terminal buildings. Centered between its owner cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, DFW Airport also serves as a major economic generator for the North Texas region, producing over $37 billion in economic impact each year by connecting people through business and leisure travel. For more information, visit the DFW website, download the new DFW App for iOS and Android devices, or follow DFW on social media.
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