Aeromexico partially finalises commitment for 10 787-9s

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Aeromexico has finalised an order for six 787-9s and preserved its rights to purchase four more of the same type, Boeing says today.

The announcement clarifies the status of Aeromexico's stated commitment in late July to buy 10 787-9s, along with 90 737 Max narrowbodies.

The SkyTeam carrier finalized the 737 deal in early November.

Aeromexico now has 19 787s on order, lease or in purchase rights. It had previously ordered two 787-8s, plus leased five from International Lease Finance (ILFC) and two from CIT Aerospace.

The carrier plans to begin operating its first 787-8s in mid-2013 on routes to Asia, Europe and South America, eventually replacing the seven 767s in its fleet today.

By confirming the order for six 787-9s, Aeromexico adds "flexibility" to continue expanding its route structure, says Andres Conesa, Aeromexico's chief executive.