Mexican LCC Interjet Airlines expanded its passenger connections across the Pacific Aug. 7 with the announcement the carrier has established a bilateral interline agreement with Japan Airlines (JAL). The development comes almost a month after Interjet agreed to bilateral interlinear connectivity with Lufthansa Group.

With the Japan Airlines agreement, passengers on Interjet and JAL flights connecting at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), Los Angeles International (LAX), and Vancouver International (YVR) will be able to purchase a single ticket for flights on either airline, with straight-through baggage checking and simpler transfers at the connecting airports.

Based in Mexico City, Interjet flies to 55 destinations within Mexico, the US, Canada, Central America and South America. The carrier has codeshare agreements in place with Dallas/Fort Worth-based American Airlines, Spanish flag carrier Iberia and Santiago-based LATAM. Interjet also has interline agreements with Italian flag carrier Alitalia, Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA), British Airways and China’s Hainan Airlines, in addition to Lufthansa and JAL.

Interjet operates a fleet of about 85 aircraft comprised of 53 Airbus A320ceo family aircraft, nine A320neo family jets and 21 Sukhoi Superjet (SSJ) 100s. Interjet is the only SSJ operator in the Americas.

Mark Nensel mark.nensel@informa.com