LONDON, 23 JANUARY 2019: Aeromexico, Mexico’s global airline today announced that it is upgrading comfort for its passenger while improving sustainability by partnering with ELeather – the pioneer of engineered leather. Under the new partnership, seats on Aeromexico’s aircraft will be reupholstered with ELeather’s luxurious, environmentally-friendly material.

Made from recycled leather, ELeather takes unused traditional leather trimmings diverted from landfill and reconstitutes it with a high-performance textile core to create engineered leather. The material not only provides customers with a comfortable flying experience but is up to five times more durable and can be significantly lighter than normal leather –  helping reduce fuel costs and carbon emissions on take-off.

As the leading airline provider in Mexico, Aeromexico services more than 90 destinations in Mexico; North, South and Central America; the Caribbean, Europe and Asia. Aeromexico was seeking environmentally-friendly material which also provides customers with a first-class experience. Through its partnership with ELeather, the airline has reupholstered seating on 64 aircraft and has plans to roll this out across its entire fleet in the coming years

Antonio Fernandez, SVP Onboard Product at Aeromexico said: “We’re focused on providing the best possible experience for all of our passengers. To achieve this, we pay careful attention to  every detail to continually improve the comfort and care of our passengers. We approached ELeather for that very reason – to enhance the customer in-flight experience. Alongside this, our partnership with ELeather is helping us to achieve our sustainability goals. Using ELeather on passenger seats significantly reduces the weight of each aircraft, helping to reduce overall emissions and decrease our carbon footprint.”

“In ELeather we’ve found a business partner who’s also focused on providing the highest quality in their product offerings while being environmentally-conscious, as we look towards a more sustainable future.”

Nico Den Ouden, Global Sales and Marketing Director at ELeather, said: “ELeather takes the highest quality leather fibre and through a patented process, creates a high-performance, lightweight, and durable product. It’s precisely this technology which is helping Aeromexico to integrate more sustainability into its fleet and reduce its environmental footprint. We’re proud to be working with a flag carrier airline – especially one which places sustainability and customer experience as a top priority. Aeromexico does just that, and we’re looking forward to a long and fruitful partnership”

Based in the UK, ELeather is disrupting the textile industry with innovative and environmentally sustainable solutions that help brands create extraordinary products and deliver the best customer experiences. ELeather exports to more than 40 countries, supplying a broad range of industries – from transport to apparel, and works with more than 150 airlines around the globe.