Monday, February 15, 2016

The Airline That Transported Three Popes

(Vatican Radio) Few airlines around the world have had the opportunity to transport even one Pope, but Aeromexico have now had the privilege of transporting three.

The world’s first Latin American Pope is not the first Supreme Pontiff to board a plane belonging to Mexico’s oldest airline.

 In fact, both Pope Saint John Paul II and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI were also flown by the airline in 1979 and 2012, respectively.

Pope Francis will soar the skies in Boeing 737 and 787 Dreamliner aircraft, and will be looked after by a full Aeromexico crew including flight attendants and pilots. 

Although the Dreamliner has been equipped to host a press conference, few special accommodations have been made on-board, keeping in line with the Holy Father’s renowned humility.

A spokesperson for Aeromexico said, “True to his reputation, the Pope has very humble needs for a head of state.”


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