Emirates is extending its reach in Latin America by securing an expanded interline deal with Mexican carrier Interjet Airlines.

The deal comes ahead of a new daily service between Dubai and Mexico City via Barcelona starting on Monday (December 9).

Emirates’ partnership with Interjet started in April with a one-way interline agreement, allowing passengers from its 12 US gateways to travel to Mexico City on Interjet flights.

The enhanced agreement provides Emirates’ passengers access to more than 15 regional international destinations beyond Mexico City, including Cancun, Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta, on a single ticket.

Emirates chief commercial officer Adnan Kazim said: “We’re pleased to establish a partnership with Interjet Airlines, allowing Emirates passengers to benefit from increased choice, flexibility and ease of connection to different cities within Mexico and to regional international points beyond.

“This partnership further demonstrates our commitment to Mexico for the long run, as we continue to look at ways to build our operations in the market to best serve our customers.

“While the interline agreement is only the start of our collaboration, we’re looking forward to explore more mutual opportunities and a wider scope of partnership in the near future.”