SEATTLE, 29 Dec. 2012. Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Aeromexico finalized an order for six 787-9 Dreamliners, with reconfirmation rights for four additional Dreamliners. The order by Mexico's largest airline, which was first announced as a commitment in July, is valued at more than $1.46 billion at list price.
With this purchase, Grupo Aeromexico will have 19 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in its fleet, with the first delivery taking place in the summer of 2013.
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The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is made primarily from composite materials, and is a 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. More than 800 787s are on order by 58 customers.
Aeromexico operates an all-Boeing fleet of 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 cities in Mexico, the United States, Canada, Central and South America, as well as Europe and Asia.