Leon, Mexico, is closer than ever thanks to a new daily nonstop route. Beginning June 22, low-cost airline carrier Interjet will operate service from San Antonio International Airport (SAT) to Del Bajìo International Airport (BJX).
The 93-seat aircraft will offer easy access to Mexico's Bajìo region, an area that sits in West North-Central Mexico and is best known for its manufacturing and automotive industries. Leon, located just 30 miles northwest of the airport, is celebrated for its vibrant arts scene and is famous for its leather production, which means shoe shopping in this little city is a can't-miss.
“This new service is a terrific indicator of growing demand between the South Central Texas region and Mexico and will be a tremendous asset for the community, increasing access for business travelers, tourists, or those visiting family and friends," said Russ Handy, aviation director for the City of San Antonio, in a release.
With the launch of this route, San Antonio will become one of only a few U.S. cities to offer service to this region. The Bajìo also includes portions of Guanajuato, Querétaro, Aguascalientes, Jalisco, Michoacán, San Luis Potosí, and Zacatecas.
Leon marks Interjet's fourth nonstop Mexican route from San Antonio. Currently, Interjet operates flights from SAT to Mexico City, Guadalajara, and Monterrey.