translated from Spanish: Amlo justifies with luxury that the Presidential Plane cannot be sold

Mexico City.- Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), president of Mexico, said that the Presidential Plane, “José María Morelos y Pavón”, has not been sold because potential buyers are ashamed to acquire an aircraft with so much luxury. President Andrés Manuel was questioned about the Presidential Plane and the alleged use of the aircraft to transport Mexican athletes to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, a competition that was postponed a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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AMLO denied that the plane would be used to take Olympic athletes to Japan this summer, recalling that the Boeing TP-01 is not used and will not be used by Mexican authorities, as it remains on international sale. Read more: AMLO celebrates new record in Covid-19 vaccination with more than 816 thousand doses applied in one dayThe plane that has more than a year in the international market for sale, has not been purchased despite the fact that there have been potential buyers. Andres Manuel said that the sale of the aircraft has not materialized because the luxury it represents embarrasses those who consider buying it.

“The plane is not used and is not going to be used what we want is to sell it but there is no one who buys it because it is so luxurious, so luxurious that they are sorry that it is known that someone owns such an airplane, only, and it is a shame, that here they came up with the thought of buying a plane with so much luxury” , AMLO said. The president reiterated that the Government of Mexico continues to make efforts to sell it, one of them was to ask for help from the United Nations (UN), to have a rapprochement with other government that are interested in buying the plane acquired in the administration of Felipe Calderón and used during the six-year term of Enrique Peña Nieto.One of the campaign proposals in 2018 of Andrés Manuel was to sell the Presidential Plane , and despite having held a national raffle to contribute to the payment of the aircraft, the Government of Mexico has not been able to sell it or settle the bill by airplane. The plane is kept between California and Mexico, because it is given maintenance in the United States, however AMLO said that it continues to save even having the plane stopped, despite the amounts that are paid for the service. Read more: AMLO postpones talking about Cabeza de Vaca case until after the elections “If the plane is kept stopped and it is given maintenance, anyway what we save by not using it is a lot, one day I will take out the accounts of how much we have saved by not using the airplane presidencies” Said.

Original source in Spanish

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