Mexican Government Rejects Airline Rescues But Says Open to Offering Help

Mexico’s government on Thursday ruled out a financial rescue of the country’s airlines, which have been hammered by a sharp drop in global demand for travel and restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Reuters reported. Aeroméxico announced in late June the start of a restructuring process under Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings in the United States, while rival Interjet has also been struggling under the burden of coronavirus-imposed restrictions. Javier Jimenez, Mexico’s Minister for Communications and Transportation, told reporters the government was in contact with the industry and exploring options to help them but said there would be no offers of a financial rescue. “There will be no rescue, but there will be support,” said Jimenez, reiterating the stance of the administration of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. Read more