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Interjet to start operating new route in western Mexico

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Mexico City, Jul 14 (EFE).- Interjet said it would begin offering a new route linking Guadalajara, the capital of the western Mexican state of Jalisco, to the Pacific resort city of Puerto Vallarta.

The new flights start on Thursday, the Mexican carrier said in a statement.

Service will be offered on Thursday and Sunday afternoons, the airline said.

"With this new flight, we are serving an important market in the western part of the country and strengthening tourism activity," Interjet CEO Jose Luis Garza said.

The airline plans to use Superjet 100s to carry passengers between Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta.

Interjet currently operates eight Superjet 100s and is awaiting the delivery of 12 more of the planes, which are joining a fleet of 41 Airbus A320s.

Interjet, which began operating in December 2005, has a 24 percent domestic market share and serves about 40 cities and tourist destinations, as well as eight foreign destinations.

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