MEXICO CITY, MEXICOMexican private Interjet carrier is gearing up to return to the service in 2022 with an initial fleet of ten leased A320-200s and ten Let 410.

To this end, the carrier raised up to USD750 million from various investors.

Airline's newly appointed chief executive Luis Federico Bertrand said Interjet would operate Airbus narrowbodies on Mexican trunk routes, while the Czech-made turboprops would serve on the short regional routes currently not served by any Mexican operator.

Before suspending its operations in early 2021, Interjet had lost millions due to the lack of spare parts for its Russian-made Sukhoi SSJ-100s. Bertrand stressed that all of the aircraft in the fleet to use Western-made equipment and the SSJ-100 fiasco wouldn't repeat.

Interjet previously operated a fleet that consists of A320 Family jets and SSJ 100/95s. In 2018, the Mexican carrier 47 Airbus A320-200s, three A320neos, six A321-200s, eight A321neos, and 21 Sukhoi SSJ 100/95s,