Published on : Saturday, December 30, 2017
Airbus buys 430 additional A320neo family aircraft after finalisng agreements with Indigo Partners and its four portfolio airlines.
Four ultra-low-cost airlines operated by Indigo: Frontier Airlines (United States), JetSMART (Chile), Volaris (Mexico) and Wizz Air (Hungary) will deliver the plane.
At the Dubai Air Show last month the parties announced the memorandum of understanding after signing the purchase agreement.
The 430-aircraft order is worth $49.5 billion at list prices and made up of 274 A320neos and 156 A321neos.
Earlier, airlines in the Indigo Partners family had previously placed orders for a total of 427 A320 Family aircraft.
Bill Franke, managing partner of Indigo Partners said that the customer-friendly and efficient A320neo aircraft form a great platform for continued growth for ultra-low-cost airlines.
With these modern and efficient aircraft the Indigo Partners team was looking forward to develop more value for passengers around the world.
Franke further said that the engine selections will be made at a later date.
John Leahy, Airbus chief operating officer, customers said that Bill Franke and the teams from Wizz, Volaris, JetSMART and Frontier are great partners.
The global Airbus team is very proud to continue to meet their growing needs for aircraft that will provide value, reliability and comfort.
Neo’ will be a great choice for low-cost airlines in the America and Europe as A320neo Family offers the lowest operating costs, longest range and most spacious cabin in the single-aisle aircraft market.
A320neo Family has the latest technologies like the new generation engines and Sharklet wing-tip devices.
These will help in delivering 20 per cent fuel savings by 2020.