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Volaris signs MOU for 44 A320 Family aircraft, including 30A320neo

  • All-Airbus low-cost carrier is first to order eco efficient A320neo in Mexico
Mexican low-cost carrier Volaris has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for 44 eco-efficient Airbus A320 aircraft, comprising of 30 A320neo and 14 A320 Family aircraft. The order makes Volaris the first airline to order the A320neo in Mexico. Engine selection will be announced by the airline at a later date.

Since starting operations in 2006, Volaris has become one of the top three airlines in Mexico having quickly expanded their network throughout the country and into the United States. The new 44 A320 Family aircraft are expected to help Volaris continue their expansion and renew their fleet. The airline currently operates 33 Airbus aircraft and has a backlog of 15 more.


"Fuel efficiency and reliability are critical to keeping Volaris among the top low-cost carriers in Mexico," said Enrique Beltranena, CEO of Volaris. "These new A320s will allow us to maintain the youngest fleet in the country, while further improving our environmental performance."

"We are very proud to see Volaris, an all Airbus operator, grow into one of the leading airlines of Mexico," said John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer, Customers. "Volaris will now be among the first customers in Latin America to benefit from the A320neo's increased capabilities, including a 15 percent reduction in fuel burn and emissions."

Source : Airbus, an EADS N.V. company (Paris: EAD.PA)

Published on ASDNews: Nov 17, 2011

 

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