Lineas Aereas Azteca took delivery of the first NG B737-700. Finally, we have this new bird flying the mexican skies. I can´t wait to see it. With lots of old aircraft in Mexico it is amazing Azteca took delivery of a brand new plane.
SEATTLE, July 2, 2001 - The Boeing Company last week delivered Azteca Airlines' (Lineas Aereas Azteca) first Next-Generation 737-700, making it the first airline in Mexico to operate the advanced-technology airplane. Azteca Airlines is a new regional passenger airline that began operations in June with 737-300s.
"The 737-700 will be the star of our fleet," said Rafael Rubio, president and CEO of Azteca Airlines. "The superior reliability and maintainability of the new 737 will provide a solid basis for success and customer satisfaction for our young airline."
Azteca will operate the airplane through a leasing agreement with Pegasus Aviation, Inc. The airplane is valued at approximately $46 million.
Azteca's route destinations include Mexico City, Guadalajara, Tijuana, Morelia and Uruapan.
"We are honored that Azteca Airlines has chosen Boeing airplanes for its fleet structure," said Daniel da Silva, Boeing vice president of Sales - Latin America. "The 737's proven performance record, spacious new interiors, low operating costs and operational flexibility have made it a popular choice for successful airlines throughout Latin America."
My best wishes for Azteca, hope they start a profitable airline. I don´t know you guys, but if I have to choose a flight to Tijuana and flying on the B737NG is an option I will go for it. Just to try the new airplane.