A luxurious presidential plane that Mexico had been trying to sell for over four years has finally landed in its new home – Tajikistan.
Last month, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced a $92 million sale of the presidential Boeing 787 to Tajikistan. According to data from FlightAware, the presidential jet, which was being housed in San Bernardino, California, departed from that state early on Sunday and touched down in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, at around 7:30 a.m. local time on Monday.
Regarding the purchase of the aircraft, the Tajik government has not yet provided any details. It is evident that the “Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner” aircraft was purchased expressly for the journeys of President Emomali Rahmon based on the painting and publication of the Tajik state emblems on the aircraft.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner was sold for $92 million, while the original cost is $218 million, according to the President of the Republic of Mexico Lopez Obrador tweet.
The President of the Republic of Mexico announced that they will use the proceeds from the plane to build a hospital in the underdeveloped provinces of Guerrero and Oaxaca. This announcement sparked a great deal of discussion in Tajikistan and elsewhere.
While the plane’s interior is luxurious, with a presidential bedroom and marble and mahogany finishes, the fact that it was adapted to seat only 80 passengers makes it an exceptionally expensive form of transport per passenger.