Interjet (4O, Toluca) has announced in a press release that it will open a base and connecting hub at Cancún with at least 378 weekly departures. It will also seek to improve connectivity via its main hub at México City Int'l.

"It was just one year ago we announced our new three-year strategic plan called Interjet 2021, Focus on the Future. As an example, for our leisure travel to Mexico, we are scheduling arrivals and departures to coincide with check-in and check-out hours at major hotels and resorts. For our business travellers, we are now offering hourly departures on our most frequently travelled routes from 0600L to 2100L," said Chief Commercial Officer Julio Gamero.

The carrier did not announce the timeline for its planned expansion in Cancún. In a separate press release, it said it would launch a new 4x weekly route from the resort to Oaxaca starting on October 27, 2019.

According to the ch-aviation capacities module, Interjet currently offers 185 weekly departures from Cancún. While it is the second most important destination in its network, it is significantly smaller than Mexico City, where Interjet offers 777 weekly departures.

Besides Mexico City, the carrier has existing crew bases at Guadalajara, Toluca, and Monterrey General Mariano Escobedo. Interjet currently has a 14.4% market share by capacity in Cancún, only marginally smaller than the market leader Volaris (Y4, Toluca), which has a 15.8% share.