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Mexico Is Considering a Military-Run Commercial Airline

  • President Lopez Obrador says it could happen next year
  • The military has taken charge of airports and a train project
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

Photographer: Alejandro Cegarra/Bloomberg

Mexico’s government is debating whether to create an airline run by its military that would fly to commercial destinations, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday.

The ten-plane operation would service destinations that private airlines do not adequately service following the bankruptcy proceedings of Interjet and a reduction of flights by Grupo Aeromar, he said.