Alma de Mexico suspended operations and filed for bankruptcy last Friday, citing the "crisis" in the industry and global economy. The Guadalajara-based LCC operated 19 CRJ200s and had two CRJ900 NextGens on order (ATWOnline, Aug. 9, 2007). It said "historic" high fuel prices, low occupancy and the peso's fall against the US dollar were key factors in its demise.

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