The Mexico airline Mexicana is back in business. Shuttered in 2010, the Mexico airline is now operating flights to multiple domestic destinations. Mexico’s president announced the government bought a majority shares in the airline which resumed operations on Dec. 26, according to reporting by Infobae. The government purchased a majority state in the airline in August of last year.
Mexicana went out of business 13 years ago. It will initially offer flights on 19 routes inside Mexico, and Mexico’s military is assisting in the Mexico airline operations. The defense ministry already operates four local airports and Mexico’s president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador–set to leave office next year–said in a news conference: “We need a strong institution of the Mexican state to be in charge of managing all these new public works that are being done for the development of the country with money from all Mexicans,” according to reporting by Reuters.
Mexicana completed 220 flights in the first two weeks of its renewed operations, but some analysts have expressed doubts about the ability of the Mexico airline to compete with other market players. The Mexico airline is offering services to Tijuana, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, Guadalajara, Zihuatanejo, Acapulco, Monterrey, Ciudad Victoria, Villahermosa, Campeche, Merida, Chetumal, Tulum, Palenque, and the Felipe Angeles International Airport (AIFA) in Mexico City.
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