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Mexicana de Aviación Orders 20 Embraer E2 Jets

DALLAS – Mexicana de Aviación (MX), the state-owned project to revive one of the country’s most iconic aviation companies, has announced a new order to freshen up its fleet toward next year.

The airline placed an order for up to 20 Embraer E2 family of airplanes, comprising of 10 E-190, and 10 E-195 E2 jets, which will start being delivered to the carrier during the second half of 2025. According to the Mexican carrier, all these E jets will be configured in a single-class configuration with 108 seats on the shorter, and 132 on the longer variant of the E2.

The arrival of these E2 jets is not only a significant milestone in the company's new operational chapter. It will also be the first airline to introduce this new generation of regional airplanes in Mexico.

Along with the order announcement, MX unveiled a new redesign of its livery, which transfers the green shade wholly to the tail and engines, and adds golden details on the fuselage and logo. The red color showcased on the initial return’s livery is therefore dropped, and only appears on Mexico’s flag, right next to the titles of the airline.

With a revised scheme presented on the upcoming Embraer E2, this Mexicana livery may be phased out very soon. Photo: Solojaynvm via Wikimedia Commons

A New Mexicana de Aviacion

The original state-owned carrier, MX was founded in 1921, and until 2010, it held the record for the largest and most significant airline in Mexico; a title quickly taken over by Aeromexico (AM), which today stands as the flag carrier of the country.

After bankruptcy at the beginning of the last decade, various groups of investors attempted to restart the business multiple times. After all attempts were unsuccessful, the government of Mexico took over the project, and in May of 2023 launched a brand new company wearing a very similar brand to the one we have been used to since 1921.

Today, the “new” Mexicana operates a very shy fleet of 3 Boeing 737-800 and 2 Embraer ERJ-145 jets and holds a network strictly enclosed to Central America, giving priority to the domestic Mexican market above all. It is headquartered at the recently inaugurated Felipe Ángeles International Airport (NLU) in Mexico City.

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