Aeromexico announces the addition of Embraer 175 planes to its fleet

-- New aircraft will start operations in June on routes within Mexico.

-- First of their kind in Mexico, with 86 seats.

May 21, 2013, 13:42 ET from Aeromexico

MEXICO CITY, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Aeromexico, Mexico's global airline, is announcing the addition of three Embraer 175 planes to its fleet, making it the first national airline in the country to operate this modern aircraft.

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As part of the plan for the renovation of its fleet, the aircraft, with 86 seats in one single class, will gradually replace the Embraer 145 planes with 50 seats.

The Embraer 175 shares its design and cabin structure with the Embraer 190. This attribute allows customers to have the same travel experience on either one of these aircraft. Other features include more space for storing carry-on luggage in compartments that are overhead or underneath seats, more comfortable seats, a 2x2 seating configuration with space in the aisle, to name a few.  Embraer aircraft are recognized as the most comfortable family of aircraft in their category.  

Two of the three planes will start operations on June 1st and 20th, offering greater comfort along with cutting edge technology on routes from Mexico City to Acapulco, Veracruz, Oaxaca, Guadalajara, Tampico, Zihuatanejo, Minatitlan, San Luis Potosi and Aguascalientes.

Aeromexico continues to work on staying at the head of the industry, with one of the country's most modern fleets, making its operations more efficient to reduce environmental impact while offering passengers world class service on its extensive network of routes to more than 45 destinations in Mexico, 18 in the United States, 11 in Latin America, three in Europe, two in Asia and one in Canada.

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 frequent flyer loyalty programs. Aeromexico operates more than 600 daily flights from its main hub in Terminal 2 at the Mexico City International Airport. The airline serves more than 80 cities on three continents including 46 in Mexico, 18 in the United States, 11 in Latin America, three in Europe, two in Asia and one in Canada.

Aeromexico's fleet is comprised of Boeing 777, 767 and 737 aircraft and the latest Embraer 145, 170 and 190 models. In 2012, Aeromexico announced the most important investment strategy in aviation history in Mexico with its intention to buy 100 Boeing aircraft including 90 B737 MAX jet airliners and ten B787 Dreamliners. The carrier will begin to operate its first Dreamliner in October 2013.

As a founding member of the SkyTeam airline alliance, Aeromexico offers customers 1,000 destinations in 187 countries served by the 19 SkyTeam airline members rewarding passengers with benefits including access to 552 premium airport lounges around the world. Aeromexico also offers travel on its code share partner flights with Alaska Airlines, Avianca, LAN, TACA and TAM with extensive connectivity in countries like the United States, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia and Peru.

SOURCE Aeromexico