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Mexicana cuts more flights after filing for bankruptcy

August 9, 2010 | 11:47 am

Mexicana plane Only a week after filing for bankruptcy, Mexicana Airlines announced further cuts to its service, primarily international flights from Mexico City.

Mexicana, Mexico biggest airline by passenger count, cut or suspended about 20 flights beginning this week.

Last week the financially troubled airline suspended four daily flights from Los Angeles International Airport and several more from Oakland, San Francisco and Sacramento. The Mexico City-based airline has been the busiest foreign-based airline at LAX.

Mexicana's parent company, Nuevo Grupo Aeronautico, filed for bankruptcy on Aug. 2, citing high labor costs and heavy debt.

-- Hugo Martn

Photo: A Mexicana plane prepares for takeoff in  Mexico City. Credit: Los Angeles Times