Regarding the announcement by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which informed of Mexico's downgrade from a Category 1 to a Category 2 in their safety ranking, Grupo Aeroméxico issued a statement.
“Aeromexico and its affiliate company Aeroméxico Connect are routinely audited by the FAA in all of its outbound operations to the United States, as is its affiliate, Aeromexico Connect and the highest international standards of operational safety are always fulfilled,” according to the written statement. “Aeromexico is the first Mexican airline that has received its third consecutive IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) re-certification given by the International Air Transport Association, IATA.”
The statement notes that the “result of this audit exclusively refers to the Mexican aeronautics authority and does not reflect the level of safety that national airlines maintain.”
The statement concludes with Aeromexico urging to “cooperate with the aeronautics authority to reestablish the Category 1 rating and will work hard to mitigate the effects and inconveniences that this measure could cause its passengers in Mexico and the US. All domestic operations of Aeromexico as well as flights to Central and South America, Europe and Asia will remain unaffected.”