Boeing, Aeromexico Finalize Dreamliner Order

Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:41am EST

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- Order includes six 787s plus reconfirmation rights for four additional 787s
MEXICO CITY,  Dec. 27, 2012  /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Aeromexico
(BMV: AEROMEX) finalized an order for six 787 Dreamliners, with reconfirmation
rights for four additional Dreamliners. The firm 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, that 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. 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," said  Andres Conesa, Aeromexico's CEO.   

Andres Conesa  also stated that: "With this successful purchase, Grupo
Aeromexico will have a total of 19 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in its fleet, whose
first delivery is expected to be in the summer of 2013. The arrival of these
aircrafts will surely increase the added value of our assets and will also
reinforce our operative structure, giving us the flexibility to continue
growing."

"Aeromexico continues to show it is a leader in aviation in  Latin America  and
across the globe," said  Van Rex Gallard, Vice President of Sales for  Latin
America,  Africa, &  Caribbean, for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "These
additional 787s will help  Mexico's largest airline expand its international
presence with a stellar product for its valued customers. The Dreamliner will
allow Aeromexico to provide the highest level of service to its passengers,
while taking advantage of the airplane's unmatched economics."  

Made primarily from composite materials, 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.  As
a result of innovative technologies, the airplane offers unparalleled operating
economics, fuel efficiency and passenger comfort. More than 800 787s are on
order by 58 customers, a testament to the airplane's unique capabilities.  

Aeromexico operates an all-Boeing fleet for airplanes larger than 100 seats.
Grupo Aeromexico, the parent company of Aeromexico, operates its main hub out of
the  Mexico City  International Airport. In 2011 the Group transported more than
14 million passengers and offered close to 600 daily flights to different cities
in  Mexico,  the United States,  Canada, Central and  South America, as well as 
Europe  and  Asia.

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. It has a fleet of Boeing 777, 767, 737 and the latest models
of Embraer 145, 170 and 190. As of 2011, an important expansion plan began that
includes the incorporation of 20 new planes and properties over the next 24
months. In 2012, Aeromexico announced that it signed a letter of intent to
purchase 100 Boeing aircraft, 90 Boeing 737 Max and 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner,
making it the largest investment program in Mexican aviation history.

Grupo Aeromexico operates its main hub out of Terminal 2 in the  Mexico City 
International Airport. The Group's airlines operate around 600 daily flights to
different cities in  Mexico,  the United States,  Canada, Central and  South
America, as well as  Europe  and  Asia.  

Aeromexico is a founding member of SkyTeam, the global airline alliance
comprised of the following 19 airlines: Aeroflot, Aerolineas Argentinas, Air
Europa, Air France, Alitalia, China Airlines,  China Eastern, China Southern,
CSA Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Kenya Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines,
Korean Air, Middle East Airlines, Saudia, TAROM Romanian Air Transport, Vietnam
Airlines and Xiamen Air. SkyTeam offers all partner airline passengers a large
global network with more destinations and frequencies, and improved
connectivity. Passengers can accrue and redeem miles with the different
partners' loyalty programs and enjoy the convenience provided at 525 airport
lounges worldwide. SkyTeam offers its 552 million annual passengers more than
15,000 daily flights to 1,000 destinations in 187 countries.  www.skyteam.com

SOURCE  Grupo Aeromexico, S.A.B. de C.V.


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