Avianca Confirms Order for up to 138 New Airbus A320neos
Avianca has confirmed an order for 88 Airbus A320neos, including the option for 50 additional aircraft, for deliveries between 2025 and 2031. The new aircraft on order are in addition to the over 110 aircraft in Avianca’s fleet which are currently in operation.
On Tuesday (March 8, 2022), Avianca confirmed an order for 88 Airbus A320neos, along with 50 additional purchase options for delivery between 2025 and 2031. The new aircraft will offer a 20 percent reduction in fuel consumption compared to the models they will replace, and the order is in line with the airline’s goal of operating over 200 mostly point-to-point routes with more than 130 aircraft by 2025.
In Tuesday’s announcment, Avianca’s Chief Financial Officer, Rohit Philip, said,
“This is great news for our company, our people and our customers, considering that the A320neo family is the most advanced single-aisle fleet in terms of efficiency, reliability and comfort. This order highlights that we continue to make the required investments to grow our network in line with our business plan.”
Also commenting on the A320neo order confirmation, Airbus’ President – Latin America and the Caribbean, Arturo Barreira, said,
“We are happy that Avianca has confirmed its preference for A320neo aircraft. The A320neo incorporates the latest technologies including new generation engines, Sharklets and aerodynamics, which together deliver 20 percent in fuel savings and CO2 reduction compared to previous generation Airbus aircraft. With the widest single-aisle cabin in its class, passengers aboard the A320 enjoy more personal space, wider seats, and generous overhead compartments to store their luggage.”
Avianca’s new A320neos will feature the carrier’s new cabin configuration defined for its A320s, which includes Premium, Plus and Economy Class seats. Currently, over 90 of the airline’s A320s are being reconfigured and 26 of them already have the new seats. From May 2022, Avianca guests will be able to enjoy the Premium offer, with the entire fleet to be completely reconfigured by the end of 2022. Avianca operates the largest network in Colombia, and one of the largest in Latin America, with 120 routes and over 3,200 weekly flights, connecting guests to more than 65 destinations in Colombia, Latin America and Europe.