Cancun, Mexico — Interjet will no longer fly during the remainder of 2020. The airline canceled all its flights from December 17 to 31, adding up to more than three weeks without operations.
Interjet collaborators confirmed that they were notified about the suspension of national operations to destinations such as Guadalajara, Mexico City, Monterrey, Cancun and Los Cabos. Those add to the cessation of international Interjet flights that ceased in March due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
According to information from the Mexico City International Airport (AICM), the airline has continually canceled its departures and arrivals to and from Cancun, Guadalajara, Mérida, Los Cabos and Monterrey.
The Intejet crisis stems from a debt of 2.6 billion peso in fuel and a government debt in excess of 3 billion peso to the Tax Administration Service (SAT). In October, SAT seized several accounts and properties of ABC Aerolíneas, S.A. de C.V. (Interjet) for failure to pay the income tax withheld from their employees or the value added tax, as well as fines during 2017, 2018 and 2019.
The company also owes three months of salaries and benefits to its nearly 5,000 workers. Interjet employees held a national protest earlier this month with the approximately 150 Cancun Interjet employees also participating.