Published On: Wed, Oct 31st, 2012

Interjet Airline launches direct flight between Monterrey and Havana

MEXICO CITY - The low cost Mexican airline Interjet opened a new direct route between Monterrey (northern Mexico) and Havana (Cuba), with two flights a week to boost tourism between the two regions, said an official source.

The North Central Airport Group (OMA), which manages the airport in Monterrey, said in a statement that the new route will strengthen international flights from this airport terminal to other destinations like U.S., Central and South America.

This operation will take place on Thursdays and Sundays on an A320 aircraft, with capacity for 150 passengers, said the company which operates thirteen airports in nine states of Mexico.

Official data from the Cuban embassy in Mexico reveal that Mexican visit to the island between January and August was 51,766 people, making it the second most visited country in Latin America, surpassed only by Argentina, with 74,467 people.

In 2011, Cuba received a total of 76,300 Mexican visitors and with this new operation it is expected to rise significantly. Interjet started operations in Mexico in December 2005, serves 40 routes to 27 destinations, including flights between Mexico City and Havana. It currently has a fleet of 31 aircraft and employs about 800 people. The airline carried in 2011 more than three million passengers.

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