AeroMexico has finalized an order for six Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and has acquired reconfirmation rights for four additional Dreamliners.
Boeing values the firm order by Mexico’s largest airline, which AeroMexico first announced as a commitment in July, at more than $1.46 billion at published list prices.
“The acquisition of these Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, part of the 100 aircraft announced earlier this year, represents a fundamental step that strengthens the international position and leadership of Grupo Aeromexico,” says Andres Conesa, Aeromexico’s CEO.
“With this successful purchase, Grupo Aeromexico will have a total of 19 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in its fleet, whose first delivery is expected to be in the summer of 2013,” adds Conesa. “The arrival of these aircraft will surely increase the added value of our assets and will also reinforce our operative structure, giving us the flexibility to continue growing.”
Made primarily from composite materials, the Boeing 787 will allow AeroMexico to replace older aircraft on its European, Asian and South American routes.
More than 800 Boeing 787s are on order by 58 customers.
AeroMexico operates an all-Boeing fleet of aircraft larger than 100 seats. Its aircraft under 100 seats are largely Embraer jets.
Grupo Aeromexico, the parent company of AeroMexico, operates its main hub at Mexico City’s Aeropuerto Benito Juárez Internacional.
In 2011 the group transported more than 14 million passengers and offered close to 600 flights a day on average to cities in Mexico, the United States, Canada, Central and South America, as well as Europe and Asia.