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Indigo Partners places order for 255 A321neo family aircraft

The Dubai Airshow has started today and will continue until 18th November 2021. While the first day of the Dubai Airshow started off slow, it it slowly gathering pace. Airbus has revealed an order from Indigo Partners consisting of 255 A321 family aircraft.

Indigo Partners, consisting of Wizz Air (Hungary), Frontier (United States), Volaris (Mexico) and JetSMART (Chile, Argentina), has placed an order of 255 A321neo and A321XLR aircraft. The firm order was signed at the Dubai Airshow today.

This order brings the total number of aircraft ordered by the Indigo Partners’ airlines to 1,145 A320 Family aircraft. The aircraft will be delivered to the individual airlines as follows:

  • Wizz Air: 102 aircraft (75 A321neo + 27 A321XLR)
  • Frontier: 91 aircraft (A321neo)
  • Volaris: 39 aircraft (A321neo)
  • JetSMART: 23 aircraft (21 A321neo + 2 A321XLR)

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Bill Franke, Managing Partner of Indigo Partners, said:

This order reaffirms our portfolio airlines’ commitment to consistent growth through the next decade. The Airbus A321neo and A321XLR have industry-leading efficiency, low unit costs and a substantially reduced carbon footprint relative to prior models. With these aircraft, Wizz, Frontier, Volaris and JetSMART will continue to offer low fares, stimulate the markets they serve and improve their industry-leading sustainability profile.

In addition to this order, Volaris and JetSMART will upconvert 38 A320neo to A321neo from their existing aircraft backlogs.

Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Airbus International, said:

We are happy to further expand our relationship with our great Indigo Partners’ airlines Wizz, Frontier, Volaris and JetSMART who have acted fast and decisively over the last few months to position themselves for this landmark order as the effect of the pandemic recedes and the world wants more sustainable flying.

By the end of October 2021, the A320neo Family had totalled more than 7,550 orders from 122 customers since its launch in 2010. Since its entry into service 5 years ago, Airbus has delivered over 1,950 A320neo Family aircraft contributing to 10 million tons of CO2 saving.

Featured image by Airbus

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