Shares of The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) soared Wednesday after it said Mexico's Aeroméxico will buy as many as 100 single- and twin-aisle airplanes in a deal with a nominal value of $10.8 billion.

The Chicago-based plane maker said the Mexican airline, which operates an all-Boeing fleet, will buy as many as 90 737 MAX 8s and 9s and 10 787s.

Last year Aeroméxico transported more than 14 million passengers on more than 550 daily flights to cities in Mexico, the United States, Canada, Central and South America, as well as Europe and Asia. 

Shares of The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) rose $1.86, or 2.58 percent, to $78.89 in midday trading.