FILE PHOTO: An Aeromexico airplane prepares to land on the airstrip at Benito Juarez international airport in Mexico City, Mexico, July 1, 2020. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido
July 4, 2020
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Shares in airline Aeromexico closed up 4.48% on Friday, rising for a second straight day even as the company missed a debt payment after filing for bankruptcy protection.
Aeromexico <AEROMEX.MX>, part-owned by Delta Air Lines Inc <DAL.N>, this week became the third airline in Latin America to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after the business took a huge hit from the coronavirus pandemic.
Late on Thursday, bank CIBanco said Aeromexico had failed to make interest payments worth some 1.01 million pesos ($45,000) on local stock certificates AEROMEX 01119.
CIBanco, representing holders of the securities, said it would convene a meeting of investors to resolve the matter.
Aeromexico shares traded has high as 5.35 pesos a share on Friday before trimming gains to close at 5.17 pesos.
(Reporting by Daina Beth Solomon; Editing by Chris Reese)