AeroMexico has revealed it will take delivery of its first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner in the first half of August, becoming the first Mexican carrier to operate the Boeing 787.
The carrier says it will start using its first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner to operate commercial services in October.
AeroMexico’s first Dreamliner is scheduled to serve, first, the Mexico City-Monterrey and Mexico City-Tijuana routes on October 1.As of June 2013 AeroMexico had a total of nine GEnx-1B-powered Boeing 787-8s on order, five of them due to come from leasing company ILFC on operating leases. The carrier also has 10 Boeing 787-9s on order directly from Boeing
These commercial flights will be followed by a 12-day series of commercial services on AeroMexico’s Mexico City-New York JFK route from October 2 through October 13.
On October 14, AeroMexico will use its first 787 to operate its inaugural flight between Mexico City and Tokyo, after which it will serve the route with 787s three times a week.
AeroMexico will take delivery of its second and third Dreamliners in September. It will use them to operate daily service on the Mexico City-Paris Charles de Gaulle route and some of its flights to New York.
In all, AeroMexico is due to add 19 Dreamliners to its fleet over the next few years.In addition to acquiring nine Boeing 787-8s (four ordered and five leased), AeroMexico committed on July 25, 2012 to purchase 10 Boeing 787-9s. AeroMexico firmed an order for six of these 787-9s on December 27, 2012, securing reconfirmation rights on the other four aircraft
AeroMexico, a subsidiary of holding company Grupo Aeromexico, S.A.B. de C.V., operates more than 600 flights each day from its main hub at Terminal 2 at Mexico City’s Aeropuerto Benito Juárez Internacional.
Together with its sister regional carrier Aeromexico Connect, AeroMexico serves more than 80 cities on three continents, including 46 destinations in Mexico, 18 in the United States, 11 in Latin America, three in Europe, two in Asia and one in Canada.
The group’s current fleet includes Boeing 777-200ER, Boeing 767-300ER and Boeing 737NG jets, along with Embraer ERJ-145s, Embraer 170s, Embraer 175s and Embraer 190s.
In 2012, AeroMexico announced the most significant investment in aviation history in Mexico, by ordering up to 100 Boeing aircraft including 90 Boeing 737 MAX jets and 10 787-9 Dreamliners.