14 Points Added to the Mexican Aviation Legal Framework.

On June 18, 2018, a decree that amends several articles of the Civil Aviation Act and the Airports Law (the “Decree”) was published at the Official Journal. The Decree became effective on June 19, 2018. The purpose of the Decree was to acknowledge and define various terms that were not legally contemplated by the above... Leer más →

New obligations for airlines in Mexico.

Mexico's Department of Communications and Transports (“DCT”) published in the official journal on March 8, 2018, a temporary official standard NOM-EM-121-SCT3-2017 (the Standard) that becomes effective today, on certain provisions relating to (i) contracts of carriage by air, (ii) baggage identification tag and (iii) carriage of pets and service animals. The preamble of the Standard... Leer más →

Mexican Supreme Court to decide constitutional controversy on allocation of slots at congested airports.

On November 22, 2017 the Mexican Federal Competition Commission (the “Commission”) announced that it brought to the Mexican Supreme Court of Justice (the “Court”) a constitutional controversy challenging the Amendment Decree to the Regulations of the Airports Act (the “Amendment Decree”) and the General Basis for the Allocation of Slots at Congested Airports (the “General... Leer más →

Air services agreements executed by Mexico with Canada, Spain and Switzerland will be modernized.

Mexico has adopted a liberal approach towards air transport in the recent years. The modernized US-Mexico air services agreement that entered into force on August 21, 2016, was the starting point for Mexico to renegotiate its existing bilateral air services agreements with other aviation partners. On November 14, 2017, the Mexican senate announced that it... Leer más →

Mexican consumer protection laws are becoming more stringent for air carriers.

In parallel with the amendment to the Mexican Civil Aviation Act (MCAA) by which additional obligations to compensate, care and indemnify passengers, were imposed to air carriers in case of a flight cancellation, delay and denied boarding (to know more about such an amendment please click here), the Mexican Federal Law of Consumer Protection (FLCP)... Leer más →

New rules as to air passenger rights in Mexico

On June 27, 2017, a decree that amended certain provisions of the Mexican Civil Aviation Act (“MCAA”) pertaining to air passenger rights came into effect (the “Decree”). New obligations were imposed to air carriers, some of which are listed below (article 42 Bis of the MCAA): A. In providing public air transport services, air carriers... Leer más →

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