Mexicana unlikely to relaunch, indicates government

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The Mexican government has indicated that now defunct airline Mexicana is not likely to relaunch, almost three years after the carrier ceased operations.

Gerardo Ruiz Esparza, head of the Mexican Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (SCT), told reporters on the sidelines of a cargo event in Mexico earlier this week that "the moment to look for investors has passed".

He added that the SCT's priority is not to facilitate Mexicana's return to operations, but to support Mexicana's former employees who have not found jobs.

Mexicana ceased all flights in August 2010 after filing for bankruptcy protection. Several investors have expressed interest in reviving Mexicana since then but none of the plans have come through.