San Antonio.- Getting to Mexico City and Monterrey will soon be easier and faster, and start-up promotions offer bargain prices with direct international flights to Mexico from the San Antonio International Airport. Thanks to the hard work of the Mayor’s office, local chambers of commerce and staff at the San Antonio International Airport, SA residents and visitors to our fair city will have more options to travel direct to and from Mexico starting this month.
By Angela Covo
Mexican-based carrier Interjet just announced new round-trip service between San Antonio (SAT) and Mexico City (MEX) starting December 1. San Antonio will be Interjet’s first foray into the American market.
And special promotions offer bargains worth pondering. From December 1 to December 14, the airline is offering a special roundtrip introductory rate of $250.The new non-stop service to and from SAT and MEX will operate twice a day Monday through Friday and once a day on the weekends. For more information, visit www.interjet.com.mx.
“The City is delighted that Interjet has chosen San Antonio as its first nonstop destination to the United States,” Mayor Julián Castro said. “Interjet will provide an excellent new option for local business and leisure travelers to Mexico’s premier destinations at competitive pricing.”
Interjet allows each passenger a maximum baggage weight of 110 lbs at no charge. Excess baggage weight will be subject to a $5 US charge per 2.2 lbs.
The company has grown phenomenally in just five years and believes the commercial success is due to their ability to offer high quality service at an affordable price. The airline operates a fleet of 31 A320 aircrafts, with 39 routes and 27 destinations, including three international destinations: Guatemala, La Habana and San Antonio.
Interjet will be the second international carrier to start direct flight service to Mexico from San Antonio. Starting Nov. 8, just ahead of Interjet, the Mexican airline VivaAerobus starts their direct flight service between San Antonio and Monterrey.
The Monterrey-based carrier VivaAerobus is Mexico's ultra low fares airline. The carrier started operations in November 2006, created with the combined expertise of IAMSA, the passenger ground transportation company in Mexico, and Irelandia, the investment mechanism for the founders of Ryanair, Europe’s low cost airline. VivaAerobus operates a fleet of 16 Boeing 737-300 aircrafts to 46 domestic routes and 6 routes to the U.S. For more information, visit www.vivaaerobus.com .