Mexican carrier Interjet applied to the Department of Transportation for authorization to begin service on six U.S. routes.

The routes are: Mexico City-Orange County, Calif.; Guadalajara-Orange County; San Jose del Cabo-Orange County; Toluca-Houston, Toluca-Chicago and Toluca-Las Vegas. Aeromexico and Volaris serve Las Vegas from Mexico City. Toluca is a secondary airport serving Mexico City.

Interjet began operations in late 2005. Its network includes 24 cities in Mexico, three U.S. gateways (Miami, New York and San Antonio) as well as Havana and San Jose, Costa Rica.

Its daily Mexico City-New York service launched on Aug. 6.

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