According to the airline, the new Dreamliner will be named Quetzalcóatl after the pre-hispanic deity in form of a feathered serpent. The head of Quetzalcóatl has been placed on both sides at the front of the aircraft adorned with indigenous graphs alongside its white fuselage. This is further complemented with the standard corporate markings of the carrier.
The tail, which is also white, wears the airline’s distinctive airline logo —an eagle warrior— stamped in blue, and a green outlined wing projected onto it.
This Boeing 787-9 is the first out of six 787-9s that Aeromexico will receive, taking to 16 the total number of the type in the fleet. Aeromexico will join LATAM as Latin American operators of both Dreamliner variants produced to date.
In the medium term, the long-haul fleet of Aeromexico will rely on the 787 Dreamliner. While the Boeing 787-8s have replaced the carrier’s 767-200s and 767-300s, the new 787-9s will come to replace the 777-200ERs currently in service, which now average 12.7 years of service.
After delivery, Quetzalcóatl will be deployed on the Mexico City – Madrid route, one of Aeromexico’s premium routes.