AeroMexico says replacing 767-200ERs with 787-8s on its three weekly round-trips between Mexico City's Aeropuerto Benito Juárez Internacional and London Heathrow Airport from April...

AeroMexico is replacing Boeing 767-200ERs with Boeing 787-8s on its three weekly flights from London Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 4 to Mexico City’s Aeropuerto Benito Juárez Internacional.

According to AeroMexico, replacing 767-200ERs with 787-8 Dreamliners on its three weekly round-trips between Mexico City’s Aeropuerto Benito Juárez Internacional and London Heathrow Airport from April onwards will make the airline better equipped to satisfy increasing customer demand from the UK to Mexico.


AeroMexico's first group of Boeing 787s, all of them leased, includes nine Boeing 787-8s. The carrier received its first 787-8 on August 16, 2013

AeroMexico’s first group of Boeing 787s, all of them leased, includes nine Boeing 787-8s. The carrier received its first 787-8 on August 16, 2013

 

Each Boeing 787-8 flight will offer 243 seats, 32 of them in Premier Class with flat beds, personalized on-board attention and touchscreen in-flight entertainment systems.

By replacing its 174-seat 767-200ERs with the 243-seat Boeing 787-8 widebodies, AeroMexico will increase capacity on each London-Mexico City flight by 70 seats per flight.

During 2013 AeroMexico carried nearly 40,000 passengers from London Heathrow Airport to Mexico City and vice versa. However, during 2014 the carrier expects to increase this figure by 30 per cent, to more than 50,000 passengers.

AeroMexico’s summer 2014 timetable on its Mexico City-London route calls for flight AM007 to leave Mexico City’s Aeropuerto Benito Juárez Internacional (IATA code MEX) at 11:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays and arrive at London Heathrow Airport (LHR) at 4:05 p.m. the following afternoon, local time.

In the other direction, flight AM008 is timed to depart LHR at 10:35 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays and land at MEX at 5:30 a.m. the following morning, local time. On Saturdays, flight AM008 is scheduled to leave LHR at 6:60 p.m. and to reach MEX at 12:50 a.m. the following morning, local time.

Aeromexico has 10 Boeing 787-9s on order directly from Boeing

Aeromexico has 10 Boeing 787-9s on order directly from Boeing

 

Grupo Aeromexico, the largest airline in Mexico, operates more than 600 daily flights from its main hub in Terminal 2 at Aeropuerto Benito Juárez Internacional.

Its network features more than 80 destination cities on three continents, including 45 destinations in Mexico, 16 in the United States, 13 in Latin America, three in Europe, two in Asia and one in Canada.

The group’s fleet of more than 115 aircraft is comprised of Boeing 787, 777, 767 and 737NG mainline jets and Embraer 190, 175, 170 and ERJ-145 regional jets. In 2012, the airline announced the largest aircraft order in Mexican aviation history, agreeing to purchase 100 Boeing aircraft including 90 Boeing 737 MAX jets and 10 Boeing 787-9s.

As a founding member of the SkyTeam alliance, AeroMexico offers customers 1,000 destinations in 178 countries served by the 20 SkyTeam airline partners and access to 564 premium airport lounges around the world.

AeroMexico also offers travel on codeshare partner flights with Delta Air Lines, Alaska Airlines, Avianca, LAN, TACA and TAM with extensive connectivity in countries such as the United States, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia and Peru.

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