President of the Republic Andres Manuel Lopez Obradorexchanging travel on the presidential plane TP-02 and helicopters comfortable for their presence in economy class seats under an austerity policy that shows his first benefits and budget savings in his three years in office.
38 trips only golden Made by Enrique Peña Nieto in Air Force One TP-02 “President Juarez” represents all that Lopez Obrador has spent on business trips so far in his presidency, and reveals his flight bills Forbes Mexico.
Morena’s founder, assistant, social media team and other associates from the Office of the Presidency spent 18,916,000 pesos in weekend tours of various cities of the Mexican Republic and the United States carried out from December 1, 2018 through December 31, 2021.
Expenditures incurred by the Presidential General Staff on security and logistical activities in support of former President Enrique Peña Nieto’s national tours amounted to 342 million pesos during the first three years of his tenure.
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From December 1, 2012 to December 31, 2015, the former president used 148 million pesos to pay for government tours through various entities in the Republic of Mexico.
The government of Enrique Peña Nieto also spent more than $9,679,000, at an exchange rate of 20 pesos per dollar, equal to more than 193,593,000 pesos.
Since taking power, Lopez Obrador has traveled on commercial flights for airlines such as Volaris, VivaAerobus and Aero Calafia, which have weathered the crisis due to the Covid-19 epidemic, as well as Aeroméxico, Aeromar and Interjet, companies that have had a severe economy. Recession problems.
More than 1,174 days had to pass since he took power for the Tabasco politician to use aircraft from the Mexican Air Force (FAM) and thus participate in editorials and rallies in the northern Republic of Mexico.
On February 18, 2022, Lopez Obrador traveled on a Mexican Air Force plane from Chihuahua to Coahuila.
The President of the Republic arrived in Ciudad Juarez on a commercial flight, to which he replied: “Yes, I arrived yesterday on Mexican Airways.”
“Since there are no flights, I will travel by helicopter and Air Force plane on this route, on this tour, to Nuevo Laredo, where there is already a commercial flight,” said the president, who ordered the sale of the aircraft. All planes used by Enrique Peña Nieto and his officials, who used them on national and international tours as well as to play golf and commute from their homes to their jobs.
Presidential Air TP-02 “President Juarez”, a Boeing 757-225 from 1987, was used for national and international tours in the first four years of Enrique Peña Nieto’s government.
The plane, which Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s government sold at auction, was purchased during Miguel de la Madrid Hurtado’s six-year tenure.
The plane, which was under the protection of the Sixth Air Group of the Mexican Air Force at Mexico City International Airport, has a capacity of 70 passengers and 9 crew members, and was sold for 63,914,000 pesos.
“Imagine, there are no more private planes, and private helicopters, and I wouldn’t get on Air Force One, a very luxurious plane with so much poverty in our town, I’ve sat on a plane that not even Donald Trump has.” The Chief Executive was suspended on May 26, 2019.
They even used helicopters to play golf. It’s all over, it all means having the resources to boost productive and essential activities.”
Lopez Obrador’s first announcement was the sale of the presidential plane purchased by former President Felipe Calderon, better known as Jose Maria Morelos y Pavon. During the campaign, he criticized the presidential plane and the use of planes against the government of Enrique Peña Nieto, who had at his disposal an airplane with marble finishes, leather seats and an entire army of men and women at his command.
The Boeing 787, which in its official activity made 214 flights, has been parked at the Southern California Logistics Airport in the United States since the first day.
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López Obrador also ordered the disappearance of the Presidential General Staff, an entity that had 8,000 soldiers dedicated to looking after the executive branch. Now he is accompanied only by his assistant in charge of Daniel Assaf, a restaurateur of Lebanese origin and a former candidate for the Legislative Assembly of Mexico City.
“We will form a government that will work every day at ground level, in communication with the people and all luxuries will end,” said the Tabascan politician at a rally on March 30, 2016 in Camargo, Tamaulipas.
On the same day, the three-time presidential candidate promised to sell all government aircraft and helicopter fleets, which included luxury planes to Enrique Peña Nieto, then-Defense Minister Salvador Cienfuegos, and the Attorney General’s Office. .
After the purchase of the new presidential plane, it was necessary to expand the existing hangar at the Mexico City International Airport (AICM), which costs one billion pesos and the person responsible for the construction is Peña Nieto’s companion, Tamaulipas Armando Hinojosa Canto.
On February 10, 2016, Enrique Peña Nieto demonstrated Air Force One “Jose Maria Morelos” for the first time with a flight from Mexico City to Hermosillo, Sonora, to command the 101st anniversary of the establishment of the Mexican Air Force.
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Most expensive trips Binya and Amlo
One of President Lopez Obrador’s most expensive trips was to visit Washington to meet Donald Trump.
On June 8, 2020, the two leaders signed a joint declaration to strengthen the historic relationship between the two countries due to the entry into force of the Mexico-US-Canada Free Trade Agreement (T-MEC).
On that tour, the Office of the Presidency of the Republic spent 103 thousand and 160 pesos, as he was accompanied by Daniel Asaf Manjariz, a member of his security team and his assistant.
In contrast, the most expensive was Enrique Peña Nieto’s New York tour from September 26 to 28, 2015, when the presidency spent more than $541,814, or more than 10,836,288 pesos, for accommodation and food, as well as ground and air transportation. To stay in the city where the United Nations headquarters is located. Thus, the expenses of the trips of Lopez Obrador and Peña Nieto were.
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