Volaris becomes North America’s first A320neo operator

Volaris becomes North America’s first A320neo operator

Posted By : STAT Times 13-09-2016 00:00:00

Sept 13, 2016: North America’s low cost carrier Volaris receives its first A320neo, making the airline the first operator of the A320neo in North America.

Volaris is Mexico’s largest Airbus customer, having ordered 74 A320 Family aircraft, including 30 A320neo.

The all-Airbus operator became a customer in 2006, and since then has become Mexico’s biggest A320 Family operator with 63 A320 Family aircraft in service, including 17 A319, 42 A320 and four A321.

The A320neo Family incorporates latest technologies including new generation engines and Sharklet wing tip devices, which together deliver more than 15 percent in fuel savings from day one and 20 percent by 2020.

“The arrival of the A320neo symbolises an important step in our ambitious ultra low-cost strategy,” said Enrique Beltranena, CEO of Volaris.

“Volaris is delighted to be the first to bring this new technology to passengers in North America.”

“Mexico’s strong economic growth presents a key opportunity for the country’s top airlines such as Volaris to expand and remain environmentally efficient, and the A320neo will be exceptional in achieving this for Volaris,” said Rafael Alonso, president of Airbus Latin America and the Caribbean.

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