Interjet (AIJ, Toluca) received MXP733.1 million peso (USD38.8 million) in compensation for the extended downtime of the Mexican LCC's SSJ 100/95Bs, the carrier said in its quarterly financial report.

The compensation was paid to the airline by component suppliers. Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (Zhukovsky) has clarified that it was not involved in the payments.

InterJet operates twenty-one SSJ 100/95Bs, of which only thirteen are currently active. One more aircraft is in long-term storage after it was damaged during a collision with an airbridge at México City International in 2015.

Over the last few months, Interjet has grounded multiple SuperJets at a time due to a lack of available spare parts. Bloomberg reported that the airline was cannibalising parts from the grounded aircraft to keep others flying, although the manufacturer has downplayed the issues and called them a part of normal maintenance.

According to earlier reports, one of the biggest issues is the lack of Sukhoi's maintenance facilities in the region. Interjet is the manufacturer's only customer in the Americas and one of only a few outside Russia. The Mexican LCC's is the type's second-largest user after Aeroflot, which operates forty-five SSJ 100s.

The compensation received outweighed Interjet's regular maintenance costs, which amounted to MXP651.8 million (USD34.5 million) between April and June 2018.

According to the ch-aviation fleets module, Interjet also operates forty-seven A320-200s, three A320neo, six A321-200s, and six A321neo.