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Mexicana de Aviación signs contract for 20 new aircraft to expand into Canada and U.S.

Mexico City, Mexico — Mexicana de Aviación has formalized the purchase of 20 E2 aircraft from the Brazilian aeronautical company Embraer in order to increase its capacity and incorporate new destinations.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says the State-owned airline has already signed the contract.

“Mexicana is working very well and will consolidate itself with the acquisition of these 20 new aircraft. The operation has already been carried out, the contracts have already been signed.

“It is in thinking that there is competition so that the consumer, who needs a service, is charged fairly, that there are no monopolies. This is going to help a lot to maintain good prices on plane tickets,” he said during his Friday morning press conference.

José Gerardo Vega Rivera, the General Director of the Airport, Railway, Auxiliary and Related Services Group Olmeca – Maya – Mexica, SA de CV, said the acquisition is part of international growth.

He said the company intends expansion project that includes 11 international destinations that include Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Houston, New York, Atlanta, Miami, Havana, Costa Rica, Panama and Bogotá .

These new routes will depart from the Felipe Ángeles International Airport (AIFA) in the State of Mexico.

He says they estimate more than 3 million passengers will be transported per year, generating 1,500 direct jobs and 4,500 indirect jobs in the country’s aeronautical sector.

The State-owned airline has signed a contract for 20 new planes by 2027.

The contract for the delivery of five E195 model aircraft in the second quarter of 2025, of seven E190 aircraft in 2026 and three E190 and five E195 units by 2027, was signed on May 7.

The planes incorporate cutting-edge technology, having a cruising speed of 963 kilometers per hour and engines that allow savings of 30 percent in fuel consumption and 35 percent in maintenance costs, he reported.

Both aircraft models have an aerodynamic design made of lightweight materials that contribute to the reduction of operational costs and carbon emissions.

Mexicana de Aviación’s strategic projection also includes the opening of two secondary bases in Tijuana, Baja California and Tulum, Quintana Roo with the purpose of expanding the operating radius to Montreal, Ottawa and Vancouver in Canada and Portland in the United States, as well as Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, Caracas, Venezuela and Lima, Peru.

Mexicana is seen here landing at Tulum International earlier this year.

“With these strategic decisions, Mexicana hopes to consolidate itself as one of the best options in air transportation,” said General Vega Rivera.