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Union recovers 353 million for former Interjet workers

Mexico City, Mexico — More than 353 million pesos has been recovered for the benefit of former Interjet workers. Since its cessation of operations in late 2020, more than four thousand former Interjet employees have been seeking payment of outstanding salaries and benefits.

Last year, the Secretaría de Infraestructura, Comunicaciones y Transportes (SICT) appointed a Receivership to manage Interjet’s bankruptcy. The Receivership, led by Alfonso Ascencio Triujeque, appointed for the Interjet bankruptcy case (File 17/2022), has managed to recover a sum of 353 million pesos which will be used to support affected former workers.

The statement issued by the SICT highlights that the instruction is that this amount be delivered to the workers as soon as possible. To do this, the support of the Federal Conciliation and Arbitration Board will be requested, once due authorization is obtained from the competent Judge.

The Mexican airline suspended its operations in December 2020 due to lack of liquidity. The crisis worsened when it was suspended from the BSP (sales, reservation and reporting system of the International Air Transport Association – IATA), which prevented it from selling tickets through travel agencies.

In April 2023, Interjet was declared bankrupt and forced to auction off its assets. The airline is still in debt to 34 creditor companies.