The order by Mexico’s largest airline, which was first announced as a commitment in July, is valued at more than $1.2 billion at published list prices.
“The acquisitions of these Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, which are part of the set of 100 aircrafts announced previous this year, represent 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 them that they will be treated with the best crew and will fly with the best aircraft ever built.”
Aeromexico will eventually have a total of 19 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in its fleet, whose first delivery is expected to be in the summer of 2013.
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.