Aeromexico, Mexico’s largest airline, has become the latest carrier to file for Chapter 11 protection in the US. In an announcement, the airline said it will continue operating, and plans to double the number of domestic flights in July (compared to June), and quadruple the number of international services.
The carrier stressed that all tickets, reservations and electronic vouchers are still valid, and points in its Club Premier loyalty program would still be honored. The airline also said that it expects to maintain current commercial agreements with partner airlines, including its Joint Cooperation Agreement with Delta Air Lines, which was launched in 2017, giving Delta a 49 percent stake in Grupo Aeromexico.
CEO Andres Conesa said that the carrier was “committed to taking the necessary measures so that we can operate effectively in this new landscape and be well-prepared for a successful future when the COVID-19 pandemic is behind us.”
Aeromexico is the latest airline to file for bankruptcy protection worldwide as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, joining Latin American competitors LATAM and Avianca, which both filed for Chapter 11 protection in May.