President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador confirmed that the Ministry of National Defense (Sedena) is working on the creation of a new airline that provides passenger and cargo transport services with a fleet of 10 leased aircraftincluding presidential plane TP01.
The information that was obtained from among four million emails from Sedena that were provided by the “Guacamaya” groupwho hacked the archives of the military institution.
President López Obrador said a study is being done on the economic viability of the new airline and expressed his surprise because the project was presented to him 15 days ago on his last work tour in Yucatan.
“That’s true, that’s where (hacking) came from, ah, I didn’t know. If they are working on that, it is possible that there will be a project to have the airline run by the same company that will be in charge of the Mayan Train and the Felipe Angeles airports, Tulum airport”.
And “this company called the Olmec-Maya-Mexica company is going to operate the Chetumal Airport, Palenque, and one or two more; it is the Mayan Train, the Airports and they think about the airline, there are 10 planes, I just saw the project 15 days ago, in Yucatan they presented it to me”.
The President said that the project is in the economic feasibility analysis and the use of the Presidential Plane is contemplated, to deliver it to the company and 10 planes that are going to be rented, because there is a need for more services.
“In the first analysis that was done, it was said that the company is profitable, but we have not yet decided, but it is very likely that by next year the airline will already be there”said.
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