Aeromexico announced (13-Jun-2013) it will take delivery of its first Boeing 787-8 in the first half of Aug-2013. This will make Aeromexico the first Mexican carrier to operate the aircraft. The carrier will start to serve its commercial operations with the 787 from Oct-2013, with Mexico City-Monterrey and Mexico City-Tijuana routes from 01-Oct-2013, followed by the Mexico-New York route between 02-Oct-2013 and 13-Oct-2013. From 14-Oct-2013, the carrier will deploy the aircraft on Mexico City-Tokyo service, operating three times weekly. Aeromexico will take delivery of its second and third 787s in Sep-2013, and will use these aircraft to start serving its Mexico City-Paris route with daily operations, plus certain weekly flights to New York. The carrier plans to incorporate 19 787s into its fleet over the next few years. [more - original PR]
Aeromexico to take delivery of three 787s in 2013, outlines initial operational plans
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