Mexico's Interjet has received from the country's Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC) the indefinite permission to continue serving three international routes formerly operated by bankrupt Mexicana.
While Interjet has been operating the routes from Mexico City to Miami, New York John F. Kennedy and San Antonio for some time on a temporary permit, the new authorisation consolidates Interjet's presence on the routes by making it permanent.
Only in the unlikely event of Mexicana's return to operations, Interjet would have to give back to Mexicana any frequencies the latter might want to operate. Interjet has the right to operate 14 weekly frequencies to any of these three former Mexicana US destinations.
Mexicana declared bankruptcy and stopped flying in mid-2010. After a number of unsuccessful rescue attempts, the airline now faces liquidation, a process that would make Interjet the unconditional owner of these route authorities.