AICM Secures Interjet’s Property as Part of Recovery Efforts
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AICM Secures Interjet’s Property as Part of Recovery Efforts

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Emilio Aristegui By Emilio Aristegui | Junior Journalist and Industry Analyst - Tue, 12/06/2022 - 12:38

After months of uncertainty regarding the fate of Interjet’s building in the Mexico City International Airport (AICM), the latter used its legal powers to finally seize the property. 

“SICT, SEMAR and AICM report that the AICM General Directorate through the Legal Affairs Directorate secured a building known as the Interjet corporate building located on the south platform and a counter area of Terminal 1, which were occupied by the company ABC Aerolíneas, S.A. de C.V. (INTERJET), to recover them,” explained AICM via a press release. The facilities “remained under the protection of personnel of the Ministry of the Navy of Mexico, without causing any inconvenience or disturbance to users,” added AICM.  

The Ministry of Labor said that the former Interjet corporate building is free of encumbrances and in good condition. AICM explained that there was only one person in front of the building during the procedure to seize the space, who was asked to withdraw and did so peacefully. The person, who carried an ID issued by Interjet, did not carry an Airport Identification Card (TIA), which is the validation document for AICM workers. 

AICM added that the actions deployed to seize the property were carried out disturbing airport users and followed the National Security Law, the General Law of National Assets, the Airport Law and regulations of the airport itself. “This Administration confirms its decision to continue acting with order, discipline and transparency, for the benefit of the AICM and its users and invariably within the framework of the Rule of Law,” concluded AICM. 

Interjet had stopped flying in late 2020 and allegedly owes over US$1 billion to numerous creditors including government institutions, such as the Navigation Services in Mexican Air Space (SENEAM), SAT and SCT, in rights of use of air space, taxes, jet fuel and customs, as reported by MBN. Interjet also owes its employees and in October 2022, it lost a lawsuit in Mexico’s Supreme Court, as informed by the airline’s workers union. The loss forces the airline to pay over MX$2 billion (US$100 million) to its employees, as reported by MBN.

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