Mexican Airline Volaris Successfully Prevents a Case of Child Sex Trafficking
In an example of The Code’s training being put to use, Volaris’ staff were successful in identifying a case of child sex trafficking on Wednesday 7th February.
The authorities at General Francisco J. Mujica International Airport had been notified that a 14-year-old girl had been contacted by strangers via social media networks, and was in the process of being transferred by them. The airline immediately contacted the captain of flight 238 to warn of a possible case of human trafficking, the signs of which had been learnt from Volaris’ Code training. The crew onboard followed the established protocol in approaching the child and ensured that the police were ready on the ground to detain those trafficking the child.
“It gives us peace of mind to know that the girl is well and we are proud of our staff for participating in the prevention of a crime like this,” said Mauricio Morán, Director of Safety and Welfare at Volaris.
Since 2013, the airline has trained more than four thousand staff in the field of protection of children’s rights, in order to provide tools to support the tourism industry to prevent the sexual exploitation of children and with that, it has been recognised as a Top Member of The Code for its preventive and informative actions.