18-Feb-2013 10:02 AM

Aeromexico still expects 787 deliveries in 2013; plans to deploy 787s to London, Paris and New York

Aeromexico CEO Andres Conesa stated (14-Feb-2013) he expects the group will receive its first three Boeing 787-8s in 4Q2013 instead of 3Q2013 due to the current grounding of the global 787 fleet, which has forced Boeing to postpone all future deliveries. Aeromexico is currently scheduled to place its first 787-8 into service in Aug-2013 with two additional aircraft to quickly follow. Mr Conesa said: “Certainly it will be delayed [but] we expect the plane to be delivered this year for sure. Officially we haven’t received from Boeing any new date. The planes will fly [in 2013] but probably instead of flying in the third quarter they will be flying in the fourth quarter.” Mr Conesa added the carrier plans to use its first 787-8s from Mexico City to London Heathrow, Paris CDG and New York JFK. Aeromexico currently serves London with three times weekly 767 service, Paris with a daily 767 service and New York JFK with four times daily 737-800 service. Aeromexico is committed to acquiring nine 787-8s, including two aircraft purchased directly from Boeing and seven leased aircraft. The group also has orders for six 787-9s. [more - CAPA Analysis]

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