Aeromexico will deploy a B787 Dreamliner on its Mexico City to London Heathrow route a month earlier than previously announced.
The carrier will fly the aircraft twice-weekly from March 15 until 31 and then from April 16. There will be no B787 service between April 1 and 15.
It had previously planned for the Dreamliner to join the route, which is currently operated by a B767-200ER, on April 16 (see news, November 27).
The schedule from that date will see flight AM007 depart Mexico City at 2330 and arrive at LHR at 1615 local time. Return service AM008 will leave Heathrow at 2330 and land in Mexico City at 0550.
The route will then become a thrice-weekly operation from May 17.
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 B767 also doesn’t have fully-flat beds in business or a seat-back IFE system. To read a review of business class on this aircraft, click here.
British Airways currently operates a four-times weekly service between Mexico City and LHR (see news, August 16).