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Mexico cannot sell government plane

Christian Fernsby ▼ | January 16, 2020
The Mexican government has been trying to sell a federally owned $130 million plane for over a year without success.
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador
Airplane in Mexico   Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced the plane will soon return to the country. It has been waiting for purchase in the U.S. state of California, where the Mexican government has to pay rent and maintenance.

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The plane belongs to the previous administration of Enrique Pena Nieto, can carry 80 people and has a master bedroom.

From the beginning of his term, Lopez Obrador, who campaigned on making the government more honest and cautious about spending money, refused to use the plane. Instead opting to take commercial airlines.

The president promised to use money from its sale toward funding social programs. But selling the plane is turning out to be harder than expected.

The government is eager to get rid of the plane not only because of Lopez Obrador’s campaign promise but also because the plane’s maintenance is expensive $1.5 million since it has been in California.

Although there were potential buyers, none of the bids were successful.