Aeromexico Takes Delivery of First Dreamliner in Fleet
Aeromexico announced that it took delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner on Thursday. The aircraft was delivered to Aeromexico by Boeing at its Everett, Washington delivery center. Aeromexico is the second airline in North America, after United, to operate the Dreamliner.
Aeromexico has ordered nine 787-8 airplanes, five of which are being leased from International Lease Finance Corporation, and 10 787-9 models, which it ordered last year. The airline said it plans to use the Dreamliner on routes from Mexico City to other North American destinations, as well as to Europe and Asia.
Aeromexico’s Dreamliners are equipped with a total of 243 seats. Clase Premier, the airline’s business-class cabin, will have 32 fully lie-flat seats.
Boeing resumed deliveries of the Dreamliner, which has been in the headlines since January due to problems with its high-tech lithium-ion batteries, in May.
Aeromexico and its regional subsidiary Aeromexico Connect are the largest airline group in the country and hold a 42% domestic and 80% international market share. The two operate over 550 daily flights to 78 destinations in the Americas, Europe, and Asia with an all-Boeing fleet of 116 aircraft