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Mexico’s State-Owned Airline Orders Embraer Jets

The aircraft are set to be delivered in 2025.

A rendering of Mexican’s E2 aircraft (Photo: Embraer)

Mexicana de Aviación, Mexico’s state-owned carrier, announced an order for 20 Embraer E2 jets, becoming the first E2 operator in the country.

The order is split evenly between the E190-E2 and the larger E195-E2 models, with deliveries scheduled to begin next year. Mexicana will configure both aircraft with single-class seating, offering 108 seats on the E190-E2 and 132 seats on the E195-E2.

The Mexican carrier is looking to modernize its fleet. Currently, it operates a fleet of former military Boeing 737-800 aircraft and Embraer 145s operated by TAR Aerolineas.

“We welcome Mexicana to the E2 family,” said Priscilla Doro Solymossy, VP of Sales and Marketing for Latin America and the Caribbean at Embraer Commercial Aviation in a press release. “Seeing the success and rapid growth Mexicana has achieved since it restarted operations in December 2023 has been remarkable.”

Mexicana de Aviación relaunched operations in December 2023 as part of the Olmeca-Maya-Mexica S.A. de C.V. Airport Group. The airline currently serves 18 destinations and has transported over 115,000 passengers so far.

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