Skip to content
Subscriber Only

Airbus and Embraer to Face Off for Aeromexico’s Small-Jet Deal

  • Mexican carrier is set to decide this year on aircraft order
  • CEO says bigger planes are needed for crowded Mexico City hub
Andres Conesa
Andres ConesaPhotographer: Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg
Updated on

Grupo Aeromexico SAB is readying itself for a shopping spree to update its fleet of short-haul jets.

Mexico’s sole legacy carrier is poised to choose this year between Embraer SA E195-E2 aircraft and Airbus SE A220 models, Chief Executive Officer Andres Conesa said. The order would potentially be for 60 planes to overhaul the existing regional fleet of Embraer jets, he said. Based on list prices, that implies a deal size of $4.25 billion to $4.9 billion before customary discounts.