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Mexicana Close To An Airbus A318 Order

Sat Jun 07, 2003 7:31 am

A rather interesting article from Bloomberg Latin America:


June 4 (Bloomberg) -- Airbus SAS may win an order to supply Mexicana de Aviacion SA with 20 planes worth $800 million as Mexico's biggest international airline modernizes its fleet to reduce cost, said people familiar with the carrier's plans.

The government-owned airline will likely lease most of the planes, the people said. Mexicana spokesman Adolfo Crespo and Airbus Chief Commercial Officer John Leahy said the companies are in talks, though declined to give details.
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The Mexican carrier is considering Airbus's newest and smallest aircraft, the A318, a medium-range plane that usually seats 107 passengers, the people said. The plane has a list price of $40 million, though Airbus and Boeing have both been offering carriers discounts of as much as 30 percent, analyst said.
``This is the right time,'' said Bob Booth, chairman of Miami- based airline consultancy Aviation Management Services. ``They are probably getting a heck of a deal from Airbus.''

Paris Air Show maybe?


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RE: Mexicana Close To An Airbus A318 Order

Sat Jun 07, 2003 8:04 am

There was an article on Avion Revue magazine in wich Mr. Fernando Flores (MXs CEO) said that after the 727 retirement plan is completed (it already is by now) they will look into the replacement for the F100 and the most likely plane to join the airline would be the A318.
This doesn´t surprise me since Mexicana is looking to reduce costs and have more flexible operations by flying a short/medium range all-Airbus fleet.
As for now, they have 27 A320 and 12 A319, so the A318 seems like te most logical replacement.

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RE: Mexicana Close To An Airbus A318 Order

Sat Jun 07, 2003 8:35 am

Good for Mexico´s aviation... and
M E X I C A N A!

Hope to hear soon from MX and Airbus the confirmation of this new Airbus order!

Probably next week we are going to hear MXs confirmation, in fact 2 F100s were returned to Holland this first week of June. Probably, we are talking about the new substitute for F100s.

I was told MX was about to receive 8 more A319s to make 20 in their fleet? Anyone knows something else about this?

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