The Interjet union , which represents around 5,000 airline workers, called for the Secretary of National Defense (Sedena) to participate in an eventual auction of company assets, which could take place as part of the commercial bankruptcy, approved on August 30.
In an internal communication, Section 15 of the Confederation of Workers of Mexico alluded to the information that circulated about the creation of one that would be operated by the Grupo Aeroportuario, Ferroviario y de Servicios Auxiliares Olmeca-Maya-Mexica SA de CV, also to in charge of the Felipe Ángeles International Airport, and which would also lead the operations of the Mayan Train and the Tulum Airport.
“We make a call so that the aforementioned Secretariat can participate as a bidder to acquire all the goods that once belonged to Interjet, and that these serve its purpose of starting up the airline that could give Interjet workers the opportunity to join to her,” said Francisco Joaquín del Olmo, director of Section 15, quoted in the document of which Expansión has a copy.
The proposal of the Interjet union came after the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation denied a review of the sentence issued by the Collegiate Court that forces the airline to pay salaries and benefits of around 1,800 million pesos.
With this, the directors of the company are left without resources to protect themselves against the determination of the Federal Board of Conciliation and Arbitration.
“The Federal Board of Conciliation and Arbitration also has no obstacle to appoint an expert appraiser, carry out the appraisal of the assets seized from Interjet, and order their auction so that the workers can collect the amounts owed to them,” the document adds. of Section 15.
According to information leaked as a result of the Sedena hack, which was later partially confirmed by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the Sedena airline would have a fleet of 10 planes, among which would be the former Boeing 787 Dreamliner presidential plane, which has been on sale for over three years.
However, to start up an airline that is operated by an airport concessionaire, the Airports Law would have to be changed, which prevents an airport operator from having the concession to offer air transport services.
In addition, the start-up of a new company would require a budget adjustment for the following fiscal year, since the intention of President López Obrador is for it to start operations in 2023.