Volaris Announces the Incremental Addition of Eight Airbus A320neos in 2021
Volaris will take advantage of favorable leasing market conditions by adding eight Airbus A320neos to their fleet during 2021. This is addition to three A320neos they will receive from an order with Airbus, expanding their fleet to at least 98 aircraft by the end of the year.
On Tuesday (April 20, 2021), Volaris, the ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) serving Mexico, the U.S. and Central America, announced the incremental addition of eight Airbus A320neos on long-term lease to their fleet during 2021. The carrier is taking advantage of the favorable leasing market environment, and will also receive three more A320neos this year from their purchase order with Airbus, closing the year with a fleet of at least 98 aircraft. Five of the leased aircraft will enter the Volaris fleet this summer as vaccination rollouts progress and confidence in air travel returns. The added capacity will help the carrier take advantage of market opportunities during the second half of the year, while advancing their sustainability strategy.
Based in Mexico City, Volaris (NYSE:VLRS) is an ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) and Indigo Partners affiliate serving Mexico the U.S. and Central America. The carrier was the first North American airline to operate the Airbus A320neo and currently operates one of the youngest fleets in the Americas. Since launching operations in March 2006, Volaris has increased their network from five to 170 routes and the company’s fleet has grown from four to 87 aircraft. Volaris offers over 410 daily departures connecting 43 cities in Mexico and 12 cities in the United States. The company’s target market is customers visiting family and friends as well as cost-conscious business and leisure travelers.