MexicanaClick was a regional, low-cost division of Mexican major Mexicana. The airline's largest base was Mexico City International Airport and its primary focus was on the provision of feeder services for it's parent's operations. MexicanaClick operated on Mexicana's thinner routes to 26 destinations in Mexico and Cuba with its fleet of Fokker 100 and Boeing 717 aircraft at the time of closure.
Parent company Mexicana de Aviación filed for Chapter 11-style bankruptcy on 02-Aug-2010 and for Chapter 15 protection of assets in the US on 04-Aug-2010. On 28-Aug-2010, Mexicana and its subsidiaries MexicanaClink and Mexicana Link suspended all operations.
Location of MexicanaClick main hub (Mexico City Juarez International Airport)
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One year after the suspension of services at Grupo Mexicana, which became the largest airline casualty since the onset of the global financial crisis, it appears the Mexican market has fully recovered. Mexico’s remaining carriers have been able to quickly absorb Mexicana’s approximately 27% of the domestic market. US carriers have so far been the largest beneficiaries of Mexicana’s demise in the international market but Mexico’s remaining carriers are eager to start narrowing the very wide gap with their foreign competitors.
After struggling against the odds for over three weeks, Mexicana de Aviacion, on 27-Aug-2010 announced that all operations, including those of the group’s regional subsidiaries, MexicanaClick and MexicanaLink, would cease on 28-aug-2010. The not-unexpected outcome was attributed by Mexicana’s new owners, Tenedora K to “the group’s delicate financial situation when it changed owners a week ago, compounded by failure to reach agreements that would allow for the capitalisation of its three airlines.”
“Reservation and issuing of tickets for flights operated by Mexicana Airlines (CMA) have been suspended indefinitely. However, Mexicana Airlines (CMA) will continue flying in the interest of protecting passengers who already have tickets and flight itineraries.” The announcement appeared on the airline’s website at 1800h on 04-Aug-2010. On 02-Aug-2010, management had filed for Mexico’s equivalent of Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and for Chapter 15 protection from seizure of its assets in the US, after failing to persuade unions to reduce staff and salaries. The airline is now struggling to maintain service and appears to be in its death throes.