• Aeromexico received its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner in 2013, and it has since become the backbone of the airline's long-haul operations.
  • The Dreamliners have become crucial to Aeromexico's fleet renewal, with the Mexican carrier now operating 20 of the Boeing widebodies.

Mexican full-service carrier Aeromexico is celebrating a decade since receiving its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner. This widebody aircraft has since become the stronghold of the company’s long-haul operations in Europe, Asia, and South America.

Aeromexico’s first 787

In August 2013, Aeromexico received its first Boeing 787-8. This aircraft had a registration N961AM and flew for the company until 2021, when it departed Aeromexico. The 787 is currently flying for Comlux Aruba under the registration P4-787.

Aeromexico’s first 787-8 operated its first flight on October 1, covering the commercial routes Mexico City-Monterrey and Mexico City-Tijuana. In the first two weeks of operations under Aeromexico, this 787-8 also flew to New York and Tokyo from Mexico City, according to a report published by Expansión.

An Aeromexico Boeing 787 Dreamliner 8 in MEX.
Photo: Guillermo Quiroz Martínez via @gquimar.

Aeromexico and Boeing announced a commitment for 100 airplanes on July 25, 2012. This commitment to purchase included up to 90 Boeing 737 MAX 8s and 9s and ten 787s. Later that year, Aeromexico finalized another order for six 787-9 and rights for four additional Dreamliners. This order was changed throughout the years, and Aeromexico never fully received the 90 MAXs it had committed to.

By ordering the 787s and 737 MAXs, Aeromexico began streamlining its fleet. The company slowly retired some older aircraft, including some Boeing 757-200s, 767-300s, 777-200s, MD-87s, and more.

Aeromexico’s long-haul fleet

As of August 2023, Aeromexico’s fleet comprises 153 aircraft, the largest fleet of a Mexican airline. For short-haul and medium-haul services, the airline has 42 Embraer E190s, five Boeing 737-700s (all currently inactive), 35 B737-800s, 33 B737 MAX 8s, and 18 B737 MAX 9s, according to data from ch-aviation.

Mexico’s flag carrier currently operates 20 Dreamliners for long-haul operations, including eight 787-8s and 12 787-9s. Ch-aviation has two future 787-9 deliveries lined up.

An Aeromexico Boeing 787 Dreamliner 8 in MEX.
Photo: Guillermo Quiroz Martínez via @gquimar.

Aeromexico’s 787-8s can carry 243 passengers in a three-class configuration, including nine in AM Plus, 32 in Clase Premier, and 202 in Main Economy. The company’s 787-9s can carry 274 passengers in a three-class configuration: 27 in AM Plus, 36 in Clase Premier, and 211 in Main Economy.

Where can you fly with Aeromexico’s Dreamliner fleet?

Aeromexico mainly employs its Dreamliner fleet to serve long-haul destinations in South America, Europe, and Asia. Last week, we ran a story on Aeromexico’s current ten longest non-stop routes, all operated with the Dreamliner.

Aeromexico currently operates 196 weekly flights with the Dreamliner fleet. Mexico City-Madrid is the most important route employing this fleet, with two daily flights. All the other routes have one daily flight only.

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Departing from Mexico City International Airport (MEX), Aeromexico flies with the Dreamliner to Amsterdam (AMS), Paris (CDG), Buenos Aires (EZE), Rome (FCO), Sao Paulo (GRU), New York (JFK), Los Angeles (LAX), London (LHR), Madrid (MAD), Monterrey (MTY, the only domestic route), and Tokyo (NRT). Aeromexico also flies the Dreamliner from Monterrey and Guadalajara to Madrid, Spain.

Have you traveled onboard Aeromexico’s Boeing 787 fleet? Where did you fly to? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: ch-aviation, Expansión.

  • In 2021, Aeromexico carried 20% fewer passengers than in 2019. Photo: Vincenzo Pace | Simple Flying
    IATA/ICAO Code:
    Airline Type:
    Full Service Carrier
    Mexico City International Airport
    Year Founded:
    Airline Group:
    Grupo Aeromexico
    Andrés Conesa Labastida
  • 787-8 Dreamliner
    Stock Code:
    Business Type:
    Date Founded:
    Dave Calhoun
    Headquarters Location:
    Chicago, USA
    Key Product Lines:
    Boeing 737, Boeing 747, Boeing 757, Boeing 767, Boeing 777, Boeing 787