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July 22, 2024

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PR: Mexicana de Aviación, Mexico’s state-owned carrier, ordered 20 Embraer E2 aircraft. The deal is for 10 E190-E2 and 10 E195-E2 jets. Deliveries begin in 2Q25. Mexicana will configure the E190-E2 with 108 seats and the E195-E2 with 132 seats—both in a single-class layout.  

Mexicana will be the first E2 operator in Mexico, benefitting from the E2’s low operating costs and fuel efficiency, highlighting Mexicana and Embraer’s commitment to sustainability and improving the efficiency of aviation. 

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. 

Priscilla Doro Solymossy, VP Sales and Marketing, Head of Latin America and the Caribbean, Embraer Commercial Aviation, said, “We welcome Mexicana to the E2 family, the first E2 operator in Mexico. Seeing the success and rapid growth Mexicana has achieved since it restarted operations in December 2023 has been remarkable. The airline is already flying to 18 destinations, and has transported more than 115,000 passengers, accumulating more than 3,280 flight hours in this short period, reflecting Mexicana’s commitment to operational excellence and customer service.”

About Mexicana de Aviación

The airline is part of the Olmeca-Maya-Mexica S.A. de C.V. Airport Group, Railway, Auxiliary and Related Services, and restarted operations on December 26, 2023. Its purpose is to improve the quality and coverage of air services, as well as promote connectivity, to be an engine of growth, development and competitiveness at the national level.


  • Another win for Embraer’s E2.
  • We have previously expressed concerns about this airline: March 2024, August 2023.
  • Meanwhile, Mexico’s air traffic sector is strong and keeps growing at a healthy rate
  • While the airline might be a concern, a growing E2 footprint only helps Embraer
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Addison Schonland
Co-Founder AirInsight. My previous life includes stints at Shell South Africa, CIC Research, and PA Consulting. Got bitten by the aviation bug and ended up an Avgeek. Then the data bug got me, making me a curious Avgeek seeking data-driven logic. Also, I appreciate conversations with smart people from whom I learn so much. Summary: I am very fortunate to work with and converse with great people.

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