After finalizing the takeover of Mexicana de Aviación, which had gone bankrupt thirteen years ago, the government of mexico entrusts airline management to military.
The latter are instructed to develop the new Mexicana de Aviación as low-cost based at the military airport Felipe Angeles de Zumpango, open to civilian flights as an alternative to the international airport of Mexico City, completely saturated for years by passenger traffic.
Mexicana de Aviación should receive 10 Boeing 737-800s obtained on lease in September and October, and offer reservations from next month to 20 domestic destinations.
To retain military support, leftist President Andrés Manuel López Obrador gave them control of many strategic infrastructure of the country: a dozen civilian airports, seaports, the customs agency at the borders, as well as the site of the Maya train, a tourist railway of 1,500 kilometers which will cross the south-east of Mexico under the leadership of the military . Just last week, the Mexican President handed over the airport operator Mexico City International Airport to the Mexican Navy.