Aeroméxico confirmed its order for six Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. Based upon the published list of the aircraft, the finalized deal is valued at more than $1.2 billion. The Mexican commercial airline also holds a reconfirmation status on four additional Dreamliners.
The aircraft, which is made primarily of composite parts, is the first midsize airplane that is capable of flying long-range routes. Aeroméxico will use its Dreamliners to replace the older aircraft it uses for Asian, European, and South American flights. The operating costs of the aircraft are significantly less than other airplanes of comparable size.
"The acquisitions of these Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, that are part of the set of 100 aircrafts announced previous this year, represent a fundamental step that strengthens the international position and leadership of Grupo Aeroméxico,” said Andres Conesa, CEO of Aeroméxico. “It also reaffirms the company's commitment to provide the best service to our clients, assuring them that they will be treated with the best crew and will fly with the best aircraft ever built."
Mr. Conesa also stated that Grupo Aeroméxico, the parent company of Aeroméxico, will have 19 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in its fleet. The first delivery date is expected to occur in the summer 2013. The parent company has an all-Boeing fleet of airplanes with more than 100 seats.
Boeing has orders from 58 customers for more than 800 Dreamliner airplanes to date.
"These additional 787s will help Mexico's largest airline expand its international presence with a stellar product for its valued customers,” said Van Rex Gallard, VP of Sales for Latin America, Africa, and the Caribbean. “The Dreamliner will allow Aeromexico to provide the highest level of service to its passengers, while taking advantage of the airplane's unmatched economics."