MEXICO CITY — Mexico has grounded carrier Aviacsa for the third time in a month, saying the airline owes the government 292 million pesos ($22 million) for the use of Mexican airspace.
The Transportation and Communications Department says in a statement that the suspension will end when the airline pays up.
Aviacsa said Monday that it is paying the debt. It accused the government of launching a “new attack” on the carrier.
The department suspended the airline twice last month after detecting irregularities in the maintenance of 25 planes.
The airline resumed service after winning a court ruling overturning the orders.
Aviacsa has a fleet of 26 planes serving 17 Mexican cities and Las Vegas.