The aircraft, an E190 model, is also the 200th aircraft from the E-Jet family flying in Latin America.
“In the same year that we are celebrating the E-Jets’ 10th anniversary of operations, worldwide, we are immensely proud to be recognizing yet another milestone that this versatile family of aircraft has now achieved,” said Paulo Cesar Silva, President & CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation. “As one of Embraer’s largest operators, it is only fitting that Aeromexico is the recipient of the 200th E-Jet on the Latin American continent, as well as the 1,100th E-Jet worldwide.
“Embraer has been a very important ally for over 10 years; currently, over 50 percent of our fleet is comprised of these Brazilian aircraft,” said Andres Conesa, airline’s CEO. “In Aeromexico we feel very proud to be the carrier that receives 1,100th Embraer E-Jet and integrate it into our fleet, one of the most modern in the industry.”
Aeromexico operates a fleet of 62 Embraer jets through its regional brand, Aeromexico Connect: 27 E190s, six E170s, three E175s, and 26 ERJ 145s.
The first delivery of an E -Jet in Latin America occurred in 2005. Currently, eight airlines, from seven countries, operate the E-Jets in the region, where Embraer is the leader in the segment of jets up to 130 seats, with a 70% market share.
Embraer is the only manufacturer to develop a modern family of four airplanes specifically targeted for the 70 to 130-seat segment. Since their formal launch of the program, in 1999, the E-Jets have redefined the traditional concept of regional aircraft by operating across a range of business applications.
The E-Jets family entered revenue service in 2004. Currently, E-Jets are flying with 65 airlines from 45 countries, holding a 62% market share, based on deliveries, in the segment of jets with capacity up to 130 seats. Today, E-Jets are flying with mainline, low-cost and regional carriers, as well as charter airlines. The E-Jets have a strategically located global network of customer support and services with 37 MRO service centers, worldwide, including 12 Embraer Authorized Service Centers (EASC) and 25 independent centers
In June 2013, Embraer launched the second generation of the E-Jets family the E-Jets E2 the first of which is slated to enter service in 2018.
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. Aeromexico, the largest airline in Mexico, operates more than 600 daily flights and its main hub is in Terminal 2 at the Mexico City International Airport. Its destinations network features 81 cities on three continents, including 45 destinations in Mexico, 15 in the United States, 15 in Latin America, three in Europe, two in Asia and one in Canada.
The Group's fleet of more than 115 aircraft is comprised of Boeing 787, 777, 767 and 737 jet airliners and next generation Embraer 145, 170, 175 and 190 models. In 2012, the airline announced the most significant investment strategy in aviation history in Mexico, to purchase 100 Boeing aircraft including 90 MAX B737 jet airliners and 10 B787-9 Dreamliners.
As a founding member of the SkyTeam airline alliance (skyteam.com), Aeromexico (aeromexico.com | disfrutaam.tumblr.com) offers customers 1,000 destinations in 178 countries served by the 20 SkyTeam airline partners rewarding passengers with benefits including access to 564 premium airport lounges around the world. Aeromexico also offers travel on its codeshare partner flights with Delta Air Lines, Alaska Airlines, Avianca, LAN, TACA and TAM with extensive connectivity in countries like the United States, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia and Peru.
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