- Aircraft deal valued at US$9.3 billion, list price, largest Airbus order in Mexico.
- Deliveries ranging from 2022 to 2026.
Volaris* (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR), the ultra-low-cost airline serving Mexico, the United States and Central America, has committed to 80 A320neo Family aircraft to be delivered from 2022 to 2026, as part of Airbus’ largest single announcement ever.
Airbus signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Indigo Partners for 430 A320neo Family aircraft to be purchased by four of its affiliated airlines, including Volaris. 80 of these 430 aircraft will be allocated to Volaris upon the execution of a purchase agreement with Airbus.
The 80 aircraft, comprised of 46 A320neos and 34 A321neos worth US$9.3 billion, at list prices, was announced today at the Dubai Air Show. These aircraft are in addition to Volaris’ current fleet of 70 aircraft and the committed 41 A320neo Family aircraft to be delivered between the remainder of 2017 through 2021.
Enrique Beltranena, Volaris’ CEO, said: "This new investment in our fleet demonstrates the confidence in our ultra-low-cost business model, operating in Mexico, United States and Central America. This order of the most fuel efficient and environmentally friendly single-aisle aircraft will continue to support our strategy of lowering costs to provide attractive low fares to all our customers. It is also a vote of confidence for Mexico and its promising future in the airline industry".
John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer Customers, Airbus Commercial Aircraft, said; “Indigo Partners have been a tremendous customer and supporter of the Airbus single-aisle fleet for many years. An order for 430 aircraft is remarkable, but it’s particularly gratifying to all of us at Airbus when it comes from a group of airline professionals who know our products as well as the folks at Indigo Partners do. We are proud to augment their airline fleets in Latin America, North America and Europe with the single-aisle aircraft that offers the lowest operating costs, longest range and most spacious cabin: the A320neo Family.”
The new aircraft will support Volaris' targeted growth markets in the United States, Mexico, and Central America.