Mexico is promoting a “VIP” expertise that apparently no one desires.
An opulent presidential jet that present chief Andres Manuel López Obrador has been attempting to pawn off as a part of his austerity program is returning to Mexico on Tuesday after failing to discover a purchaser within the United States, the place it piled up about $1.5 million in upkeep prices over the past 12 months.
“You, you largest producers, your elite gross sales group, your most prized associates can now get pleasure from a reserved flight expertise till now solely out there to heads of state,” a brochure López Obrador as soon as proudly confirmed off in hopes of promoting the Boeing Dreamliner learn, including that it has “incomparable VIP capability.”
Purchased by his predecessor Enrique Peña Nieto, the jet is pricey to run and now configured to hold solely 80 folks, albeit with a full presidential suite with a bed room and personal tub, in accordance with The Related Press. Whereas it drew some curiosity whereas parked at an airfield in Victorville, Calif., over the past 12 months, López Obrador mentioned potential consumers had been unable to acquire financing for the acquisition.
Among the many concepts López Obrador is now entertaining is to promote it to a consortium of firms for government incentive packages, lease it out or barter it for wanted…