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JetSMART Takes Delivery of Their First Airbus A321neo

South American ultra-low-cost carrier JetSMART has taken delivery of their first Airbus A321neo on lease from Aviation Capital Group. The carrier’s new A321neo is powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engines and can seat up to 240 passengers.

JetSMART Airbus A321neo - Courtesy Airbus

On Thursday (July 28, 2022), Airbus announced that South American ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) JetSMART, which operates in Chile, Argentina and Peru, has taken delivery of their first Airbus A321neo on lease from Aviation Capital Group. The aircraft is powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines and have been configured to accommodate up to 240 passengers. The Airbus A321neo incorporates new generation engines and Sharklets, which combine to deliver over 20 percent in fuel and CO2 savings, along with a 50 percent noise footprint reduction compared to previous generation aircraft.

In Thursday’s announcement, JetSMART’s CEO, Estuardo Ortiz, said,

“The delivery of our first A321neo marks the beginning of a new era for JetSMART, supporting our vision to serve 100 million passengers by 2028. It is also and it is an important step in becoming the leading ULCC in South America. We worked with Airbus to configure our A321neo as the most competitive aircraft in the market, while maintaining our focus on sustainability and ultra-low fares.”

Also commenting on the delivery, Airbus’ President – Latin America and the Caribbean, Arturo Barreira, added,

“The A321neo’s performance and efficiency will allow JetSMART to continue offering low fares, while reducing its carbon footprint.”

To date, the Airbus A320neo Family has captured over 8,100 orders from more than 130 customers worldwide. Airbus has sold over 1,100 aircraft in Latin America and the Caribbean and currently has an order backlog for over 500 aircraft and over 700 in operation throughout the region, representing a market share of nearly 60 percent of the in-service fleet. Since 1994, Airbus has secured approximately 70 percent of the net new orders in the region.

Source: Airbus


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