MEXICO CITY – Aeromexico unveiled its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner called “Quetzalcoatl” at the carrier’s hangar in the Mexico City International Airport, as the latest addition to the airline’s fleet.
This airplane is the first of ten of these models the airline ordered in a package it announced in July 2012, representing the largest investment in the history of Mexican aviation. Aeromexico took delivery of its first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner three years ago, and currently has nine of these aircraft in its fleet, which it uses to serve different international destinations.
Passengers on this airplane will enjoy the comfort of a new configuration with 274 seats in two cabins. Clase Premier, Aeromexico’s business class cabin, features 36 true 180-degree flat-bed seats in a 1-2-1 configuration for complete passenger comfort with full autonomy between aisles. The individual 18-inch touchscreens are two inches larger than those featured on the Boeing 787-8, and feature two live television channels, movies, TV series, and music albums, for more than 200 total hours of entertainment. Amenities in Clase Premier also include an innovative bar with the best food and beverage brands as part of its continuous refreshment service during the flight.
The Economy cabin has 238 ergonomic seats, with individual 11-inch touchscreens, two inches larger than those featured on the carrier’s other models, offering a wide variety of movies, TV series, music, a seat-to-seat chat system, and real time flight information. Like other aircraft in the Aeromexico fleet, this model also features WiFi service giving customers the option to surf the web in-flight.
The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is lighter and environmentally-friendlier than other aircraft in its category, thanks to its carbon fiber structure that cuts the noise created on takeoff and landing by 57% and reduces fuel consumption by 23%, representing a 20% reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
“We are proud to take delivery of this new Boeing 787-9 called Quetzalcoatl with its unique and original design that will represent Mexico across the globe. The airline hired the best suppliers in the world to obtain this mix of technology and comfort to benefit the thousands of Aeromexico customers who would rather fly on this airplane than on the other options available in the market,” said Aeromexico CEO Andres Conesa.
Aeromexico will start to serve the Amsterdam, London, Madrid, New York, Paris, Santiago, Shanghai, and Tokyo routes in coming weeks, with the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner with aircraft registration number XA-ADL that landed at the Mexico City International Airport from Seattle on October 12.