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Vamos a Mexico! New Nonstop International Service at JWA

On Sunday, June 3, 2012, AirTran Airways, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southwest Airlines, began daily nonstop service from Orange County to Cabo San Lucas and Mexico City, Mexico.

Before the inaugural flight, a press conference was held at the AirTran ticketing lobby in Terminal C, and was attended by tourism and business leaders, Airport officials, and the media. Speakers included Orange County Supervisor Bill Campbell, Third District; Greg Wells, Senior Vice President of Operations at Southwest Airlines; Alan Murphy, Airport Director, John Wayne Airport; and Alejandra Garcia Williams, Consul of Mexico in Santa Ana.

To celebrate the first flight, AirTran partnered with JWA's Javi's restaurant to provide breakfast with a Mexican flare to passengers. An authentic Mariachi band entertained passengers and guests, while the airline handed out goodie bags to passengers, including AirTran sunglasses, perfect for those bright Cabo San Lucas beach days. For more information on AirTran, visit


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Beginning this October, Mexico-based Interjet plans to offer daily nonstop service from JWA to Guadalajara and Mexico City, Mexico. Interjet flies the Airbus "A320" aircraft on more than 150 daily flights to 26 destinations in Mexico including Cozumel, Acapulco, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and Zihuatanejo. Orange County will be Interjet's fourth destination in the United States and its first in California. For more information on Interjet, visit

For more information on Mexico and all of JWA’s nonstop destinations, visit

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