Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says the nation’s military is engaged on a proposal to create its personal business airline, confirming studies from a leak of presidency paperwork final week.

An evaluation of its financial viability is being carried out,” Mr Lopez Obrador stated at a information convention, noting {that a} resolution had but to be made.

“It’s possible that this new airline will probably be (in operation) subsequent yr,” he stated.

The president confirmed final week that Mexico’s army had suffered a significant knowledge hack, revealing delicate info together with communications relating to the president’s well being, customs safety and infrastructure initiatives.

Mr Lopez Obrador stated Olmeca-Maya-Mexica, a military-run enterprise set to take cost of a handful of airports and the multibillion-dollar “Mayan Prepare” mission being constructed within the south of the nation, would additionally run the proposed airline.

He stated he was proven the preliminary proposal for the airline about two weeks in the past.

“The presidential aircraft can also be being thought of, handy it over to the enterprise, which could have 10 planes in its fleet which received’t be purchased, reasonably rented,” Mr Lopez Obrador stated.

The president had for greater than three years tried to promote the presidential aircraft his predecessor bought, however struggled to discover a purchaser keen to pay its $130m price ticket.

Based on native newspaper El Common, the leaked paperwork present that the armed forces have been contemplating circumventing a regulation prohibiting firms from operating an airport and airline on the similar time by tweaking rules with out going by Congress.

Mr Lopez Obrador didn’t deal with the legality of the proposal. The army leak is claimed to be twice the dimensions by way of laptop house than the Panama Papers leak of 2016.