Boeing, Aeromexico Finalize 787 Dreamliner Order
- Order includes six 787s, plus reconfirmation rights for four additional 787s
SEATTLE, Dec. 27, 2012
SEATTLE, Dec. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Aeromexico
finalized an order for six 787-9 Dreamliners, with reconfirmation rights for
four additional Dreamliners. The order by Mexico's largest airline, which was
first announced as a commitment in July, is valued at more than $1.46 billion
at published list prices.
"The acquisition of these Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, part of the 100 aircraft
announced earlier this year, represents a fundamental step that strengthens
the international position and leadership of Grupo Aeromexico," said Andres
Conesa, Aeromexico's CEO. "It also reaffirms the company's commitment to
provide the best service to our clients, assuring they will be treated with
the best crew and will fly with the best aircraft ever built."
"With this successful purchase, Grupo Aeromexico will have a total of 19
Boeing 787 Dreamliners in its fleet, whose first delivery is expected to be in
the summer of 2013. The arrival of these aircraft will surely increase the
added value of our assets and will also reinforce our operative structure,
giving us the flexibility to continue growing," said Conesa.
"Aeromexico continues to show it is an aviation leader in Latin America and
across the globe," said Van Rex Gallard, vice president of Sales for Latin
America, Africa, & Caribbean, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "These additional
787s will help Mexico's largest airline expand its international presence with
a stellar product for its valued customers. The Dreamliner will allow
Aeromexico to provide the highest level of service to its passengers, while
taking advantage of the airplane's unmatched economics."
Made primarily from composite materials, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner is the
first mid-size airplane capable of flying long-range routes and will allow
Aeromexico to replace older aircraft on its European, Asian and South American
routes. As a result of innovative technologies, the airplane offers
unparalleled operating economics, fuel efficiency and passenger comfort. More
than 800 787s are on order by 58 customers, a testament to the airplane's
Aeromexico operates an all-Boeing fleet of airplanes larger than 100 seats.
Grupo Aeromexico, the parent company of Aeromexico, operates its main hub out
of the Mexico City International Airport. In 2011 the Group transported more
than 14 million passengers and offered close to 600 daily flights to cities in
Mexico, the United States, Canada, Central and South America, as well as
Europe and Asia.
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