Mexican budget airline Interjet has begun flying a route between that country and Puerto Rico, ending a more than 13-year drought without a direct flight between the two territories, the executive director of the Puerto Rico Ports Authority said.
“After more than a decade, the Luiz Muñoz Marin International Airport will receive a Mexican airline with a direct flight from Mexico. The last time an airline from that country landed in Puerto Rico was in January 2000, 13 years ago,” Victor Suarez said in a press conference Tuesday before Flight 1920 from Mexico City landed at that facility outside San Juan.
Those earlier flights were run by Mexicana de Aviacion, which ceased operating in the U.S. commonwealth in 2000.
Mexico City-based Interjet will initially operate the route on a promotional basis, but talks are underway with Puerto Rican authorities to start a regular schedule of flights.