N reg Avianca/Mexicana


#1

why?

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#2

It’s not that unusual. These are leased aircraft.
N213MX is owned by International Lease Finance Corporation
N988AN is owned by AWMS 1. AWMS is part of Ansett Worldwide Aviation Services.

Quite often, an airline will lease an aircraft and register it under a different country than its own. Aeroflot does this a lot. It has many aircraft registered it Bermuda because the import taxes in Russia are extremely high.


#3

Plus it makes it easier (legally) to get them back in the event of a default.