MexicanaLink is a regional airline with its main base at Guadalajara International Airport in Mexico. The airline's primary focus is on the provision of feeder service for the operations of MexicanaClick and Mexicana. The airline operates scheduled service to 16 regional destinations across Mexico with its fleet of Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft.
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.
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Volotea, Europe’s newest low-cost carrier, is preparing to launch operations in April with a base at Venice Marco Polo Airport in Italy. The carrier is headquartered in Barcelona, which was the main hub for now defunct carrier Spanair, but has decided to base its initial fleet of Boeing 717s in Venice. Volotea will initially serve several destinations in Italy, France and Spain but has no immediate plans to serve Barcelona.
Volotea was founded last year by Carlos Muñoz and Lázaro Ros, who founded Spanish budget carrier Vueling in 2004. Mr Muñoz, who is Volotea’s CEO, says the airline’s goal “is to forge new and efficient air connections between Europe's small and mid-sized cities currently not well served by direct flights”. By selecting the 717, which is smaller and significantly cheaper to acquire than 737NGs or A320s, Volotea is able to enter routes which are generally too thin for other LCCs.
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.”