Aeromexico intends to use its Boeing 787s to operate non-stop service to Tokyo and is looking at using the aircraft to open up new destinations in Europe and South America.
The SkyTeam carrier has seven 787s on order, and will receive its first three in 2013. Another two will arrive in 2014, while the remaining two will be delivered in 2015, says the airline's CEO Andreas Conesa in an earnings call today.
Aeromexico currently operates one-stop service between Mexico City and Tokyo Narita but the 787 will allow it to fly non-stop to the Japanese capital, says Conesa.
"We are also looking at additional cities in Europe and South America," he adds.
Aeromexico is using the 787s to replace seven 767s in its fleet. The airline operates 767-200s on its one-stop service to Tokyo but the aircraft type is not able to support a non-stop flight.
The airline concluded an agreement with lessor International Lease Finance (ILFC) recently to lease two additional 787s to add to its order of five. Three of those are to be leased from ILFC while the remaining two were ordered directly from Boeing.