Grupo Aeromexico Finalizes Order For Boeing 737-8 MAX And 737-9 MAX Aircraft
- The contract was signed for the purchase of up to 90 aircraft.
- Order value is of approximately USD $9 billion for 90 aircraft at published
- The new aircraft will increase passenger comfort while significantly
reducing fuel costs.
MEXICO CITY, Nov. 5, 2012
MEXICO CITY, Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Grupo Aeromexico, S.A.B. DE C.V.
(BMV: AEROMEX), has announced that the Company has finalized a purchase
agreement with Boeing Aircraft to purchase up to 90 Boeing 737 MAX narrow body
aircraft. The order follows Aeromexico's Letter of Intent to purchase up to
100 aircraft as was announced on July 25, 2012. Of the 90 aircraft, 60 are
firm deliveries with the ability to purchase an additional 30 aircraft,
subject to reconfirmation by Grupo Aeromexico.
As was previously announced, these new aircraft are part of a new generation
of planes that greatly improve passengers' travel experience by offering
modernized cabins featuring enhanced comfort features including increased
legroom and cutting-edge technology such as personal touch-screen
entertainment systems, larger overhead bins and Boeing Sky Interior lighting
systems. It is also estimated that the B737 MAX will reduce fuel and
Today's announcement supports Grupo Aeromexico's goal to maintain one of the
youngest and most efficient fleets in the world. As part of the announcement
made last July, Grupo Aeromexico expects to finalize its agreement to purchase
of 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, which is expected to close in the coming weeks.
Aeromexico reaffirms its commitment to the Mexican aviation industry, as well
as to ensuring its position as the nation's leading airline with the best
fleet that delivers a world-class product to its customers and business
About Grupo Aeromexico
Grupo Aeromexico, S.A.B. de C.V. is a holding company whose subsidiaries are
engaged in commercial aviation in Mexico and the promotion of passenger
loyalty programs. Its fleet includes Boeing 777, 767 and 737 aircraft and the
latest Embraer 145, 170 and 190 models. The carrier announced a major
expansion plan in 2011 to acquire 20 new and wholly owned aircraft including
ten Embraer 190 and ten Boeing 737-8 NG airplanes. Aeromexico will take
delivery of nine 787-8 Dreamliners over the next three years. Moreover, in
2012, Aeromexico announced the acquisition of 100 new aircraft, including 90
Boeing 737-8 MAX and 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner airplanes.
Grupo Aeromexico operates its main hub out of Terminal 2 in the Mexico City
International Airport, and offers over 600 daily flights to different cities
in Mexico, the United States, Canada, Central and South America, Europe and
Aeromexico is a founding member of SkyTeam, the global airline alliance
partnering 18 airlines: Aeroflot, Aerolineas Argentinas, Air Europa, Air
France, Alitalia, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, CSA Czech
Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Kenya Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean
Air, Middle East Airlines, Saudia, TAROM Romanian Air Transport and Vietnam
Airlines. SkyTeam offers all partner airline passengers a large global network
with more destinations and frequencies, and improved connectivity. Passengers
can earn and redeem miles through the different airline partners' loyalty
programs and enjoy the benefits offered at SkyTeam's 525 VIP airport lounges
around the world. SkyTeam offers its 537 million annual passengers more than
14.900 daily flights to 993 destinations in 186 countries www.skyteam.com.
SOURCE Grupo Aeromexico, S.A.B. DE C.V.
Contact: Investor Relations: 52 55 9132 4257
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