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Mexican airline jets into Houston, offers new nonstop flights as city's international clout grows and grows

Mexican airline jets into Houston, offers exotic new nonstop flights

Interjet airplane
International carrier Interjet has introduced non-stop flights from Houston to Monterrey, Mexico. commons.wikimedia.org

Starting Thursday, Mexico-based carrier Interjet will offer nonstop flights from Houston to Monterrey, Mexico. 

The nonstop service will fly between George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and Monterrey International Airport (MTY) twice a day on Mondays through Fridays and once a day on weekends.

"Houston already enjoys greater connectivity with Mexico than any other country in the United States and that bond is going to be even stronger with the arrival of Interjet," Mayor Annise Parker said in a statement.  "The City of Monterrey is extremely important to the Houston region for both economic and cultural reasons and this new nonstop flight makes it easier for our residents to strengthen business ties and maintain close connections with family and friends."

Interjet is just the first of a number of international airlines adding new routes between Houston and Mexico, with VivaAerobus and Aeromexico set to add routes to Cancun and Monterrey, respectively, by the end of the year.

These new routes are only adding to Houston's international accessibility. A brand new international terminal — the first for Southwest Airlines, which is funding the project — is currently under construction at Hobby Airport and will offer flights to Mexico and the Caribbean.

United Airlines, already known to dominate the Houston-to-Latin America market, is also set to expand nonstop service to Santiago, Chile and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.