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AEROMEXTOUR TAKES DELIVERY OF ITS FIRST BOEING 757

 SEATTLE, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Aeromextour, the charter company of Aeromexico, recently took another step in Aeromexico's fleet modernization and expansion plans when it took delivery of its first Boeing 757-200, Boeing Commercial Airplane Group said today.
 Since the Mexican government deregulated the skies over Mexico in 1991, Aeromexico and its subsidiaries have worked diligently to meet the demands of that dynamic market.
 Aeromextour, one of the subsidiaries, was formed in 1992 as the arm for Aeromexico's charter services. Aeromextour has flown more than 291,000 passengers from Mexico to points not covered by the Aeromexico route system, such as Orlando, Fla., Las Vegas, Denver, Toronto, Montreal and San Juan, Puerto Rico, Nashville, Tenn., Seattle, Portland, Ore., and eastern United States airports.
 "Aeromextour recognizes that to compete successfully in a challenging marketplace it needs the proper airplane equipment to handle their exacting requirements. We're pleased that they will rely upon the 757, in addition to the 767s already in Aeromextour/Aeromexico's fleet, to assume the task," said Boeing Vice President of International Sales Latin America Seddik Belyamani.
 Aeromextour/Aeromexico has found its wide-body twinjet 767s, acquired soon after deregulation, to be a passenger-pleasing, highly efficient aircraft and is flying them nonstop from Mexico City to Madrid.
 Citing that successful use of the 767, Aeromexico decided to acquire six standard-body Boeing 757s to gain the full benefit derived from operating both aircraft which share a common flight deck design. That feature called "commonality" allows flight crews trained in one of the two aircraft to fly the other with minimal additional training. This gives airlines with both models the flexibility to match specific capacity to different route demands, as well as the benefits of common spare parts.
 "We've been very satisfied with the performance of the Boeing 767s," said Alfonso Pasquel, president of Aeromextour/Aeromexico. "And we expect that the economic advantages of the 757 will compliment the 767 and serve us well as our requirements expand, both on scheduled and chartered services.
 Aeromextour Director Jack Miles said, "The 757 allows us flexibility to operate efficiently on short, medium and relatively long-haul operations."
 The 757 is one of the most fuel-efficient aircraft in the world. As configured for Aeromextour, the Pratt and Whitney-powered 757 will seat 183 passengers in two classes.
 The airplane delivered is the first of two 757s Aeromextour/Aeromexico will receive in 1993. The four remaining twinjets will be delivered in early 1994.
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 /CONTACT: Mark Hooper of Boeing Commercial Airplane Group, 206-234-9330/
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