Many Mexicana Flights Canceled

Associated Press

Mexicana Airlines blamed slow maintenance work for dozens of cancellations of domestic flights Wednesday and Thursday.

At least 20 flights from Mexico City to other Mexican airports were canceled Wednesday for lack of aircraft, the government newspaper El Nacional reported. Seven more were canceled within a two-hour period early Thursday, according to the Excelsior newspaper’s national news wire.

The Mexico City airport was packed with stranded travelers, the newspaper said.

Mexicana spokesman Fernando Martinez Cortez told El Nacional the planes were being delivered late from maintenance shops at the international airport.