Interjet launches John Wayne to Mexico flights

Low-fare airline Interjet's first flights out of John Wayne Airport took off Thursday, carrying passengers to Guadalajara and Mexico City.

The Mexico-based carrier is the second to offer Mexico service from JWA. The first was AirTran Airways, which launched service to Mexico City and Cabo San Lucas in June. AirTran and Interjet are also the first to make use of JWA's Terminal C customs checkpoint.

Airport spokeswoman Jenny Wedge said in an email that Interjet's launch day flights were full, as were flights for the next few days, according to the carrier.

"I believe the service is going well," she said. As for whether the fresh competition has affected AirTran's sales, "it's too early to tell."

— Jill Cowan

Twitter: @jillcowan

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