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Aeromexico to fly Dreamliner to London

 1 Dec 2013

AeroMexico Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Aeromexico will deploy a B787-8 Dreamliner on its Mexico City to London Heathrow route from April 2014.

The airline currently has three Dreamliners in its fleet, the first of which was delivered in August, and is flying these between Mexico City and Tokyo, New York and Paris.

The new deliveries will allow Aeromexico to introduce the Dreamliner on the Mexico City to Heathrow service in April 2014, replacing the B767-200ER aircraft which doesn't have fully-flat beds in business class or seat-back IFE systems.

The Skyteam member operates the route three times a week, departing London on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays on AM008 at 22:30, arriving the next day at 05:25.

The return flight from Mexico City (AM007) leaves at 22:35 on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, arriving at Heathrow the following day at 15:15. In the New Year, the service will be upped to four times weekly.

Aeromexico's two-class B787 accommodates a total of 243 passengers with 32 in business and 211 in economy, which means there is an increase in capacity of 72 seats compared with the B767-200ER (171 seats).

The forward-facing business class product (Clase Premier) reclines to a fully-flat bed, which is a great improvement to that of the B767-200ER's, which is only angled lie-flat. They also feature built-in 16-inch, Elite Panasonic HD in-flight entertainment systems, while economy has Eco Monitor touchscreens.

The system will offer all passengers movies and TV shows on-demand, real-time moving maps, a Jukebox application that allows passengers to programme playlists with a choice of the 1,500 songs, iConnect for iPod synching and Seat Chat to communicate with other passengers.

Aeromexico will be competing with British Airways (using a B747) on the London to Mexico City route, and hopes to lure more visitors to the destination as a result of the new aircraft and added connectivity, although Aeromexico does not offer premium economy.

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