We've been reading that AM is in real trouble since its costs are too high. If we are honest the best solution for the airline should be bankruptcy and then arise as a slimmer and better focused carrier. Please no hurt feelings!!! It's the best solution for the company not the employees!
We all know the conditions in the market are quite difficult and new comers are grabbing a nice piece of what used to be AM gold mine. AM's value in the market is really low. Let's suppose, for a minute, that the LCC in Mexico and MX, all in private hands, lobby government to ground AM for good sake arguing that they should help strength the aviation business for all carriers in the domestic market (Volaris, Interjet, Click, Mexicana, Viva, Alma & A Volar), and end up with one so called flag carrier (MX). Long-haul fleet transfered to MX as well as some destinations not in MX's current international map. Domestic market split between the airlines being able to adapt to that new market conditions.
The scenario to me looks interesting: government ends up with its tax-drain in an airline that is not profitable, it strengthens new LCC (with big airbuses orders) and MX since there would only be left a flag carrier. Obviously the big winner would be the government leaving behind all the debt & the labor issues.
The big losses: employees, loyal passengers and airline itself since it has a good presence in some markets and with a reputation of ontime performance and above level meal service onboard.
Please keep in mind this is a discussion. What I just wrote is a hypothesis of something that could happen, it is not real nor a rumor, but an idea to discuss and read some of your opinions.