San Jose, Costa Rica – Interjet, a low-cost Mexican airline, announced the opening of its new route to Costa Rica next month. This information was released in Mexico City by German Michael Magnani, president of Interjet, according to the local newspaper El Universal.
In Costa Rica the news was confirmed yesterday by Luis Carlos Araya, Deputy of Air Transport, who said the company presented in the afternoon, the application for a certificate of use and operation of the route.
The Civil Aviation Technical Council will hear the case this week. It is expected that approval be given later this month or early next.
Araya said that the goal is Interjet once daily flight between Mexico City and Juan Santamaria International Airport, with an A320 with 150 passengers.
Meanwhile, the press office of Aeris, the terminal manager reported that the company has already begun to put the necessary spaces ( counters and offices) for the next operation of the national soil Mexican carrier.
Interjet wants to compete in the Costa Rican market with other Mexican Airlines, Aeromexico and TACA which are companies that were the only ones that did the route after the collapse of Mexico, in August 2010.
In Central America, the company has flown to Guatemala since July last year with an Airbus 320 with 150 seats. Costa Rica would be its second regional destination.
In 2007 the airline was flying to Guantemala, but suspended operations a year later because of high fuel costs.
Interjet is the second largest airline in Mexico after Aeromexico, the difference being that the latter does not operate under the banner of low cost.
founded in 2005, its headquarters are located in the city of Toluca (Midwest). The firm also operates at the international airport Benito Juarez in Mexico City.