The First Boeing 787 Dreamliner is on its Way

-- The carrier is scheduled to take delivery of this new aircraft during the first half of August.

-- Starting in October this year, Aeromexico will begin serving destinations in Mexico, New York, Paris and Tokyo.

-- The airline will take delivery of two more Boeing 787 Dreamliners later this year.

Jun 13, 2013, 15:49 ET from Aeromexico

MEXICO CITY, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Aeromexico, Mexico's global airline, announced that it will take delivery of its first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner in the first half of August of this year. This will make Aeromexico the first Mexican carrier to operate the airline industry's most current and equipped aircraft to serve all of the airline's customers.

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The carrier will start to serve its commercial operations with the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner in October this year. The aircraft is scheduled to first serve the Mexico City-Monterrey and Mexico City-Tijuana routes on October 1st, followed by the Mexico-New York City route between October 2nd and 13th this year.

On October 14th, Aeromexico will fly its inaugural flight between Mexico City and Tokyo, Japan, after which it will serve that same route with the new aircraft three times a week.

Aeromexico will take delivery of its second and third Dreamliners in September to start serving the Mexico City-Paris route with daily service with this jet airliner, plus certain weekly flights to New York.

These are first three Boeing 787 Dreamliners Aeromexico will add to its fleet as the first of the 19 Dreamliners it will incorporate over the next few years. This aircraft will change the experience of flying with its structural and technological advances made available to passengers.

Aeromexico's incorporation of the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner to its fleet represents the carrier's consolidation as the leading airline in Mexico, and one of the most modern on the continent, thus reiterating its commitment to provide world-class products for its customers and partners alike.

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

The Group's current fleet includes Boeing 777, 767 and 737 jet airliners and the latest Embraer 145, 170, 175 and 190 models. In 2012, the carrier announced the most significant investment strategy in aviation history in Mexico to buy 100 Boeing aircraft including MAX 737 jet airliners and ten 787-9 Dreamliners. The carrier will take delivery and begin to operate its first Dreamliner in October 2013.

As a founding SkyTeam member, Aeromexico offers passengers 1,000 destinations in 187 countries through the 19 SkyTeam airline partners, by which passengers receive different benefits and enjoy the comfort of 525 airport lounges worldwide. Aeromexico also offers passengers code share flights with Alaska Airlines, Avianca, LAN, TACA and TAM with extensive connectivity in countries like the United States, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia and Peru.

Hector Enrique Aburto Perez
External Communications & P.R Coordinator
Europe and Asia

SOURCE Aeromexico