interjet-cubaThe Mexican airline, Interjet, has opened a Mexico City-Santa Clara (Cuba) route, to expand direct flights between the two countries.

Interjet will offer twice weekly (Sundays and Thursdays) direct flights to central Cuba, its director general, Jose Luis Garza, said. This will allow Mexican visitors and tourists from other countries access to tourist destinations on the Caribbean island, which include colonial cities and heavenly beaches.

This is Interjet’s sixth route between both countries. The airline has already been operating from Mexico City, Cancun, Merida and Monterrey to Havana and from Mexico City to Varadero, with 76 weekly flights, and 10,260 seats a week, Garza said.

The introductory cost of the round trip tickets, is $269 USD including taxes.

Interjet serves 52 destinations, 37 of which are in Mexico and 15 are international.

This is the only airline that allows fliers to check-in up to 50 kilograms of luggage free of additional charge.

“It does not overbook seats, and offers more space between seats and a permanent discount to senior passengers,” said the executive.