Aeromexico has placed a huge order with Boeing for up to 100 aircraft.
The Mexican airline has signed an agreement to purchase 90 B737 MAX aircraft and 10 B787s, worth US$10.8 billion at current list prices.
“This order represents the largest investment program for a domestic airline in Mexican commercial aviation history and a major step forward in consolidating Grupo Aeromexico’s international leadership position,” said the airline’s Chief Executive Officer, Andres Conesa. “We are announcing our medium- and long-term fleet plan supported by our partners, Boeing and General Electric that will allow us to maintain a flexible structure to grow according to market conditions.”
Aeroméxico currently operates an all-Boeing fleet of aircraft larger than 100 seats from its hub at Mexico City International Airport. In 2011 the group carried more than 14m passengers with more than 550 daily flights to cities in Mexico, the US, Canada, Central and South America, as well as Europe and Asia.
“The 737 MAX and the 787 Dreamliner provide unmatched passenger comfort and fuel efficiency allowing Aeromexico to expand their fleet, open new routes and serve new long-range markets,” said Ray Conner, President & CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.