Grupo Aeroméxico prepares to make a series of acquisitions to modernize its fleet of short-haul aircrafts. The only traditional airline in Mexico will choose between the E195-E2 models of Embraer and A220 of Airbus, said its general director, Andrés Conesa. The order could be 60 planes to upgrade the regional fleet of Embraer planes, he added.
Aeroméxico analyzes the possible order since 2017 and seeks to acquire larger short-distance airplanes in an initiative aimed at increasing capacity at the congested Mexico City airport without increasing flights. The E195-E2 would increase seating capacity by about 25% over the current airline fleet, while the A220 would allow 35% more, Conesa explained.
“The lack of infrastructure hinders our ability to have more operations,” he said in an interview at Bloomberg offices in Mexico City. “The only possibility to grow is to have a fleet modernization” by adding larger aircraft.