Mexico: consumer protection agency fines grounded local airline

Budget airline Lineas Aereas Azteca, grounded six months ago for safety problems, has been fined 4.5 million pesos (US$417,000; €293,000) for failing to correct the problems or refund airfares for canceled flights to consumers. If the company refunds airfares to consumers the fine could be reduced.Azteca is the second low-cost carrier the government has grounded in the past 18 months. Aerocalifornia’s service was suspended in April 2006 for safety reasons, but the airline resumed some operations four months later.Source: International Herald Tribune; read full article here.

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