Mexico's Interjet Suspended From IATA Body Over Payment Arrears

Struggling Mexican airline Interjet suffered a heavy blow on Wednesday when it was suspended from the clearing house membership of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for failing to keep up with payments, Reuters reported. The Airlines Clearing House (ACH) said in a letter dated Wednesday the membership of ABC Aerolineas S.A. de C.V., which operates under the name Interjet, was suspended with “immediate effect” due to the “non-payment of a clearance balance”. In a statement, Interjet said it had taken the decision to opt out of the IATA clearing house temporarily but that it was aiming to rejoin the body in due course once it had resolved an outstanding payment issue with a service provider. It would not be correct to suggest that Interjet did not have the means to continue operating, the company said. Along with other Mexican carriers, the privately-owned Interjet has been hit by a sharp decrease in demand during the coronavirus outbreak, and last week had one of its premises sealed off by tax authorities in Mexico. Read more