Not to be confused with InterJet or Enerjet.
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded March 5, 2005
Focus cities
Frequent-flyer program Club Interjet
Fleet size 67
Destinations 52
Company slogan
  • Traveling in your same direction (English)
  • Viajando en tu misma dirección (Spanish)
Parent company Aleman Group
Headquarters Mexico City, Mexico
Key people Miguel Aleman Magnani (President)
Jose Luis Garza Alvarez (CEO)
Sukhoi Superjet 100; Campeche, Mexico

ABC Aerolíneas, S.A. de C.V.,[2] operating as Interjet, is a Mexican low-cost airline with its headquarters in Lomas de Chapultepec, Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City, Mexico.[3] The airline operates scheduled flights to Mexico (38), Caribbean (2), Central America (2), North America (9) and South America (2) out of Mexico City International Airport in Mexico City. It is wholly owned by the Aleman Group.[4] It is one of the first regular low-cost airlines of Mexico and claims to offer the most extensive domestic network compared to its competitors. [5][6]

The airline described itself as the "JetBlue of Mexico".[7]

Interjet also operates several charter flights throughout the American continent, mainly in the Caribbean.[8][9]


Interjet started operations on December 5th, 2005, with three Airbus A320 aircrafts, which had previously belonged to C.A.I. Second (then Volare Airlines).[10] The airline placed an order for 25 new A320 aircraft to replace the second-hand ones, which was increased by another ten aircraft on January 10, 2010. After the demise of Mexico City-based competitor Aero California in August 2008, Interjet took over the vacant slots and established flight services to Mexico City International Airport in Mexico City.

On July 21, 2011, Interjet made the first flight in America (and the fourth worldwide) using biofuel , on the Mexico City – Tuxtla Gutierrez route, with an Airbus A320-200, registration XA-ECO.

On March 2, 2015, Interjet firmed 10 Sukhoi Superjet 100 options valued at $350 million. Interjet, the first Western airline to operate the Superjet, has 12 SSJ100s in service with a 13th delivered and ready to join the active fleet soon.

As of March 2015, Oneworld seems to be interested in Interjet becoming a member to fill the void left by Mexicana de Aviación. Several airlines have since begun codeshare agreements with Interjet.[11] There would need to be many changes before Interjet could officially join Oneworld.

International services

On July 1, 2011, Interjet began flights to its first international (and Central America) destination to La Aurora International Airport in Guatemala City from Mexico City International Airport.[12]

On February 23, 2012, Interjet started flights to its first U.S. destination to Miami International Airport from Benito Juárez International Airport.[13]

On June 21, 2012, Interjet began flights to its second Central America destination to San José de Costa Rica from Benito Juárez International Airport.[14]

On August 2, 2012, Interjet began flights to its second U.S. destination to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City from Benito Juárez International Airport.[15]

On August 27, 2012, Interjet received permission to fly to John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, California from Guadalajara International Airport in Guadalajara and Benito Juárez International Airport. The airline began daily scheduled flights on October 11, 2012.[16] On June 13, 2014, Interjet announced that they will end John Wayne Airport flights on July 20, 2014.[7]

Interjet intended to serve flights from Toluca to various cities in the United States, including O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas and San Antonio International Airport in San Antonio, as of 2013, only flights to Las Vegas and San Antonio had begun.

Interjet began flights to San Antonio International Airport and Havana from Benito Juárez International Airport.

On November 15, 2012 the airline began flights to Las Vegas from Lic. Adolfo López Mateos International Airport in Toluca.[17]

On July 10, 2013, Interjet began service to El Dorado International Airport in Bogotá from Benito Juárez International Airport.[18]

On June 10, 2014, Interjet and Iberia began a codeshare agreement on their flights.[19]

On October 23, 2014, Interjet began service to Houston - George Bush Intercontinental Airport from Monterrey International Airport.[20]

As of 2015, Interjet is studying several new markets throughout the Americas it could potentially serve. The first new routes will likely begin in 2016. [21]

On February 18, 2016, Interjet began service to Los Angeles International Airport from Guadalajara International Airport in Guadalajara. Interjet will be using Terminal 2 for its departures and arrivals.

On October 20, 2016, Interjet launching service to Los Angeles International Airport from Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City.

On November 17, 2016, Interjet begins service to O'Hare International Airport in Chicago from Benito Juarez International Airport.


An Interjet Airbus A320, performing its first biofuel flight, seen in July 2011
An Interjet A320 taxiing to the runway
Main article: Interjet destinations

Interjet flies between locations in Mexico, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Guatemala, Peru and the United States from its main hubs, Mexico City and Toluca. Interjet has also become a popular choice for surfers traveling to Mexico because of their baggage policy of not charging extra fees for those passengers transporting a surfboard. Max weight per passenger 110 lbs and 165 lbs with Priority Fare. Anything over that will have a fee of $5.00 USD per kg or $50 MXN pesos (2.2 lbs).[22]

Codeshare agreements

Interjet codeshares with the following airlines:[23]


As of September 2016, the Interjet fleet consists of the following aircraft:[24]

Interjet Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Note
Airbus A320-200 45 150 Two aircraft in biofuel livery.


Airbus A320neo 40
Airbus A321-200 3 192
Airbus A321neo 10 TBA
Sukhoi Superjet 100/95 22 8[25] 93[25] North American launch customer.
Total 67 63

Club Interjet

Club Interjet logo

Interjet has a distinctive frequent-flyer program in which it rewards its members with cash instead of miles or kilometres.[26]


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  3. "Política de privacidad de la información proporcionada". Retrieved 2015-04-24.
  4. "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 94.
  5. Interjet Presentation - SuperJet International. YouTube. 19 January 2011. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  6. "Volaris Corporate Presentation" (PDF). December 2013. Retrieved 2015-04-24.
  7. 1 2 Ann Milbourn, Mary (13 June 2014). "Interjet ends Mexico flights at John Wayne". The Orange County Register. Retrieved 15 June 2014.
  8. "Vacation Express starting charter flights to Mexico, Dominican Republic, out of Cleveland". Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  9. "Interjet from Cleveland to Cancun". Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  10. "Interjet receives first new aircraft". Airliner World. August 2007. p. 18.
  11. "Discussion - Business Traveller". Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  12. "Mexico airline Interjet begins O.C. service". The Orange County Register. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  13. "Iberia firma un acuerdo de código compartido con la mexicana Interjet – Aeroespacial – Noticias, última hora, vídeos y fotos de Aeroespacial en". 2014-06-10. Retrieved 2015-04-24.
  14. "Interjet Launches Nonstop Service to Monterrey, Mexico Oct. 23". Escape Houston. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  16. Prolite International (March 29, 2013). "Boardbag Charges". Retrieved February 25, 2016.
  17. "Profile on Interjet". CAPA. Centre for Aviation. Archived from the original on 2016-10-29. Retrieved 2016-10-29.
  18. "Interjet Fleet Details and History". 29 September 2016. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  19. 1 2 "SJI: new SSJ100 order from Interjet. Five options converted into firm". Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  20. Archived August 7, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.

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