Bombardier, Interjet in the Spotlight: The Week in AerospaceBy Jorge Ramos Zwanziger | Thu, 05/13/2021 - 15:55
This week, Bombardier celebrated 15 years manufacturing in Mexico, Interjet prepares to file for bankruptcy and the joint collaboration agreement between Aeroméxico and Delta Airlines turns four years old.
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On May 10, Canadian OEM Bombardier celebrated its 15 years of manufacturing operations in Queretaro, Mexico. “We are very proud to commemorate this important anniversary. Bombardier has played a significant role in the development and growth of Mexico’s aerospace industry,” said Paul Sislian, Executive Vice President of Operations and Operational Excellence at Bombardier, in the press release.
Bombardier established its first manufacturing facility in Mexico in 2006. From then, it helped develop and grow the aerospace industry in the state and the country as a whole. The company has also celebrated different accomplishments through 2021, which you can read about here.
Late last year, the Bureau of Consumers’ Protection (PROFECO) warned that the airline was at the brink of bankruptcy and started emitting different alerts against it. The company faced several economic problems even before the pandemic and now owes about US$1.25 billion to numerous parties. Interjet is now preparing a settlement plan to pay its lessors that first must be approved by Mexico's bankruptcy regulatory authority, the Federal Institute of Commercial Insolvency Specialists (IFECOM). Read more here!
Aeroméxico-Delta Alliance Turns Four: A21
The Joint Collaboration Agreement between both airlines started four years ago and has allowed them to transport over 22 million passengers between the US and Mexico. "We are not only celebrating four years of our Joint Collaboration Agreement with Delta, but also the work of a team committed to offering cutting-edge services to our clients in a cross-border market," said Nicolás Ferri, Commercial Executive Vice President at Aeroméxico.
Despite challenges caused by the pandemic, the two airlines are committed to maintain this agreement and the services they both offer to all of their customers. Both airlines saw their operations shrink to 40 percent of their full capacity during the pandemic but they are now reigniting operations to some of their most popular destinations, including beaches in Southeastern Mexico.