Canada’s Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is set to launch new year-round services by Mexican airline Interjet in autumn this year.

The airport is managed and operated by Vancouver Airport Authority.

With the launch of the new services, the airline will operate non-stop routes from the Canadian airport to Mexico City International Airport (MEX) and Cancún International Airport (CUN).

From 26 October, the YVR travellers will have direct access to the two destinations in Mexico four times a week.

Vancouver Airport Authority president and CEO Craig Richmond said: “We are excited to welcome Interjet to the YVR family—they are a great addition to our airline partners.

"We offer this new transportation option to Canadian tourists and Mexicans who travel for business, pleasure or to study in that country."

“These new services provide customers looking for either business opportunities or holiday destinations more options to get to Mexico as well as easy access to Latin America through Interjet’s extensive network.”

The new routes will be operated using Interjet’s Airbus A320 aircraft that will be able to accommodate a total of 150 passengers.

Interjet managing director José Luis Garza said: “We are pleased to add Vancouver as our third destination to Canada.

“Thanks to the increased interest in connectivity between the two countries, we offer this new transportation option to Canadian tourists and Mexicans who travel for business, pleasure or to study in that country.”

The new routes are expected to contribute $16.3m in total economic output, create 106 new job opportunities in British Columbia, and add $8.6m in gross domestic product to the province.