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Government of Mexico in talks to lease Boeing planes for new state owned airline

Mexico City, Mexico — President López Obrador is hoping to lease planes from Boeing for his new state-owned airline. The government is also waiting to receive the appraisal of Mexicana de Aviación in order for the federal government to begin operations under this brand.

López Obrador said a contact is under way with the American aircraft manufacturer Boeing to lease equipment for the new state airline.

“By next year it would already be operating,” he said adding that the government is in talks with Boeing to rent planes. We are already working on this,” he said at a press conference at the National Palace.

The López Obrador government plans to create a state airline under the Ministry of National Defense through Grupo Aeroportuario Olmeca Maya Mexica, which is also in charge of the Felipe Ángeles International Airport (AIFA), among several others.

However, this depends on the former employees of Mexicana de Aviación, a company that ceased operations more than 11 years ago, accepting the proposal by the federal government.

“The appraisal is already in place. They delivered it to me over the weekend (…) the Secretary of Labor, Luisa María Alcalde, is looking into the matter to see if they accept the appraisal and as soon as possible, reach an agreement,” explained the president.

AMLO assured that there is already a rapprochement with the airlines so that there are no saturations at the Mexico City International Airport (AICM) and that they transfer operations to the Felipe Ángeles International Airport.