Mexican president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has confirmed that the federal government is considering creating a state airline.

The new entity, if approved, would be operated by the Olmeca-Maya-Mexica company.

“Work is being done on that, it is a possibility that there will be a project to have an airline that is managed by the same company that will be in charge of the Mayan Train,” he said.

The ‘Tren Maya’ is a nearly 1,000 mile long railway in Mexico that will cross the Yucatán Peninsula.

Boosting air connections

“There needs to be more air service,” the president said.

“There are many places that cannot be reached by plane because they are not served by the current airlines; In addition, there has been a decrease [in flights]. There are cities where there used to be flights and now there are no more,” he added.

The head of the executive announced that, if the project is completed, the new airline will begin operations as soon as 2023.

An economic analysis of feasibility and the conditions that will exist in terms of concessions is being carried out.
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