Azteca Airlines Out Of Business

MP News Staff

The San Diego Union Tribune has reported that low-cost airline Lineas Aereas Azteca, based in Mexico City, is apparently out of business. The airline had been grounded in March for problems in safety procedures and with its pilot and maintenance training concerns. No one is answering their phones and their web site is down.

The company was founded in 2001 and had a fleet of nine planes. During the first two months of 2007 the airline transported more than 113,000 passengers.

Another buget carrier, Aero California, in business since 1960, was suspended in April 2006, but resumed several months later in August of that year.

There are now several budget airlines flying domestically in Mexico, including Avolar, Volaris, Clickmax, Interjet, and Viva Aerobus. Some very competitive rates can be found on their web sites.