Delta partner Aeromexico recently greeted its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner at the Mexico City International Airport.
The widebody was baptized as "The Quetzalcoatl.” The fuselage was decorated with an original drawing by Mexican graphic artist José Manuel Escudero. The design was inspired by Mexico’s traditional Huichol art drawings and will allow the aircraft to serve as an ambassador for Mexican culture around the world. The aircraft will serve the route between Mexico City and Madrid.
"With this cutting-edge Boeing 787, we are representing our cultural roots with the most modern aircraft in the world," said Andres Conesa, CEO of Aeromexico, in a video.
Aeromexico began operating Dreamliners three years ago and has nine aircraft of its kind. The airline was the first Latin American airline to include it in its fleet.
The new 787-9 Dreamliner generates less in carbon emissions than similarly sized equipment. With its new engines, composite materials and aerodynamics technology, it uses 20 percent less fuel than most aircraft.