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Jets Repossessed From Mexican Carrier in Omen for Airlines

  • Lessors deplete Interjet’s fleet, take back 27 Airbus jets
  • Company denies jets were taken back, says flights suspended
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Lessors have taken back at least 27 planes from Mexico’s Interjet, according to a company that tracks leased aircraft, making the airline one of the first to lose a big chunk of its fleet as the coronavirus pandemic torpedoes travel demand.

The repossessed Airbus SE jets have been flown mainly to Arizona and California, said U.K.-based aviation consultant IBA Group Ltd. Interjet, which stopped flying internationally last week, was already contending with a collapse in flying that has buffeted airlines around the world.