Connectivity between Quito and Mexico City has significantly increased with the arrival of Interjet, the low-cost Mexican airline that began operations this Tuesday, October 29. Interjet offers seven direct weekly flights from Quito International Airport, served by an Airbus 320.
For Corporación Quiport, the concessionaire of the airport, the addition of Interjet is a very positive development for this route, as the new operator will invigorate the market and help regulate air ticket prices.
“There is no doubt that the Mexican government’s decision to eliminate the visa requirement for Ecuadorian citizens gave us a strong push to bring Interjet to Quito”, says Andrew O’Brian, President and CEO of Corporación Quiport. “The exchange of passengers between the two destinations is key to the route’s success, and the work to promote tourism that Ecuador can carry out in Mexico is very important” he adds.
For Julio Gamero, Executive Commercial Director of Interjet, “as we begin this new chapter, this direct route between Mexico City and Quito is a sign of the significant growth we are seeing in the region. Interjet brings an innovative price offering, while maintaining the service’s high standards of quality and safety. We are very pleased to have a partner like Quiport, who has supported us to make our arrival in Quito a reality”.
For Sandro Ruiz, General Manager of Empresa Pública Metropolitana de Servicios Aeroportuarios (EPMSA), “air connectivity continues to improve. With the addition of Interjet, Quiport continues to increase the number of airlines at Mariscal Sucre International Airport, a sign of confidence in the country which encourages tourism and business”.