Ar385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 5529 posts, RR: 26 Posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2618 times:
I read yesterday in AM´s magazine that AM plans to introduce the 777 soon, along with two 767´s in November. This, on the letter from Ricardo Flores at the beginning of the magazine. I hope this becomes true, but at least it´s not a rumor anymore. Any comments?
Fly727 From Mexico, joined Jul 2003, 1789 posts, RR: 19 Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2440 times:
Well... I don't mean to be harsh but this issue has been discussed to death in still-active threads. AFAIK it will be well into 2005 when AM will receive the first (of two if my memory serves me right).
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JoseMEX From Mexico, joined Oct 1999, 1539 posts, RR: 28 Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2438 times:
Well, of all the rumors floating around (MX and AM merging, MX flying to Asia and JFK with their their spanking new 340's, 6A opening up MTY-BCN, Ricardo Montaner being a good singer, me getting married, etc.) this is certainly the one closest to becoming true.
EddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7437 posts, RR: 44 Reply 15, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1911 times:
TR763, it would be awesome to see an AM 772ER doing MEX-GRU but unfortunately that is still many, many years away. AM will likely receive only two 772ER's at first and they will both be used in the flights to MAD and CDG (especially MAD). Even as AM receives more of these birds over the next few years, they will be bound to be used initially in flights to European destinations. Perhaps an extraordinary rotation flight of a 772ER to GRU might happen during the first weeks, but they will definitely be flown to Europe on a regular basis.
In any case, AM's MEX-GRU route is getting a few more frequencies now that more 767ER's are joining the fleet, and that is also great news; I think that the goal is to finish 2004 with one daily MEX-GRU flight using mostly -200's but also -300's.
Hamlet69 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2689 posts, RR: 59 Reply 17, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1719 times:
"But how is AM acquiring 777's? used or new from factory?"
At this point in time, it is unlikely they will be new from the factory. There is an outside chance that they could lease them from ILFC. However, a much more likely scenario is (and one I heard rumored several times) is that they will lease 2 birds from their partner Air France. The other likely source is the 2 frames from Aeroflot that will be coming off lease very shortly, as Aeroflot has no intention of renewing these leases.
Ghost77 From Mexico, joined Mar 2000, 5175 posts, RR: 52 Reply 18, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1614 times:
In case they are new I bet on ILFC leasing 2 or 3 to AM. Perhaps those two ex. AeroFlot Hamlet69 mentions are another big possibility! Other possibilities to consider is a lease from Air France and the least possible could be leasing them from DL.
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