Aviacsa grounded. Third time in a month.


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.