Volaris has today disclosed an order for 25 Airbus A321neos a s part of a purchase order signed in October 2022. These aircraft bring the carrier’s total order backlog with Airbus to 143 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft.
On Tuesday (June 20, 2023), from the Paris Air Show, Airbus announced that Volaris has ordered 25 Airbus A321neos as part of a purchase agreement signed in October 2022. With the additional aircraft, the carrier’s total order backlog with Airbus includes 143 Airbus A320neo aircraft. The A321neo is the largest fuselage member of the A321neo Family of aircraft. Volaris originally became an Airbus customer in 2006, and has since ordered 206 A320 Family aircraft, including over 170 A320neo Family aircraft. Currently, Volaris is the largest A320neo Family operator in Latin America.
In Tuesday’s announcement, Volaris’ President and Chief Executive Officer, Enrique Beltranena, said,
“These A321neos will support our long-term business viability and sustainability strategy, while moving us closer to operating an all-NEO fleet by 2028. Our 143 aircraft backlog demonstrates Volaris financial strength and will guarantee our growth in the Mexican market as well as in routes to the United States and Central America.” Airbus’ Chief Commercial Officer and Head of International, Christian Scherer, added,
“The A321neo’s superior performance and efficiency will continue to drive Volaris’ network growth. As the fleet grows the airline will be well positioned to meet future demand, especially in the Mexican leisure market. We look forward to working closely with Volaris as it continues to spread its wings.”
Based in Mexico City, Volaris (NYSE:VLRS/BMV:VOLAR) 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 over 241 routes and the company’s fleet has grown from four to 123 aircraft. Volaris offers over 550 daily departures connecting 43 cities in Mexico and 28 cities in the U.S., Central and South America. The company targets customers visiting friends and relatives, as well as cost-conscious business and leisure travelers.
Airbus has sold over 1,150 aircraft in Latin America and the Caribbean. Currently, over 750 Airbus Aircraft are in operation throughout the region, and another 500 are in the company’s order backlog, representing a nearly 60 percent market share. Since 1994, Airbus has secured 75 percent of net new orders in the region.
Source(s): Airbus, Volaris