Mexicana de Aviación orders 20 Embraer E2 jets

Mexicana de Aviación, Mexico’s state-owned airline, has placed a firm order for 20 Embraer E2 jets, the Brazilian aerospace company announced today.

The deal consists of 10 E190-E2 and 10 E195-E2 aircraft, with deliveries scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2025.

“We welcome Mexicana to the E2 family, the first E2 operator in Mexico,” said Priscilla Doro Solymossy, VP Sales and Marketing, Head of Latin America and the Caribbean at Embraer Commercial Aviation.

“Seeing the success and rapid growth Mexicana has achieved since it restarted operations in December 2023 has been remarkable.”

Mexicana will configure the E190-E2 with 108 seats and the E195-E2 with 132 seats, both in an all-economy class layout.

The airline aims to leverage the E2’s fuel efficiency and low operating costs as it expands domestic and international connectivity.

“With this strategic decision, the Mexican state airline will grow and modernize its fleet, strengthening domestic and international connectivity to offer affordable and comfortable air travel, with the highest standards of safety and service,” the press release stated.

Since resuming flights on December 26, 2023, Mexicana has rapidly grown its network to 18 destinations while transporting over 115,000 passengers and accumulating more than 3,280 flight hours.

Embraer touts the E2 family as the leading jets in the up to 150-seat segment. The airframes feature advanced aerodynamics, lightweight materials, and new-generation engines delivering double-digit improvements in fuel efficiency compared to previous generation E-Jets.

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