As of 2016, the airline Mexicana de Aviación no longer exists, and there are no flights. The airline stopped operating on August 28, 2010 after filing for bankruptcy protection due to the economic slowdown, plus rising costs of labor and fuel. At the time, it was the oldest airline in North America and the largest airline in Mexico. The closure of Mexicana affected long-haul flights from Mexico to destinations in Europe, South America, Canada and the United States.
Grupo Mexicana operated Mexicana de Aviación along with the low-cost airlines MexicanaClick and MexicanaLink. All three shut down operations in 2010. At the time, the airline's headquarters was in Mexicana de Aviación Tower in Mexico City. Its hub was also in Mexico City at Benito Juarez International Airport. Mexicana had two secondary hubs, Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport in Guadalajara and Cancún International Airport.
Mexicana's main competitor was Aeroméxico, which still operates as of 2016. After Mexicana's closure, Aeroméxico became the country's flagship airline carrier, with hubs in Mexico City International Airport and Monterrey International Airport. Aeroméxico flies to more than 80 destinations throughout the world. With its partnership in the SkyTeam airline alliance, passengers have access to more than 1,000 destinations. To view the flight status of Aeroméxico flights, go to the airline's website, click Flight Status, and enter the flight information.