Volaris Soars with Purchase of 25 A321neo Aircraft from Airbus, Boosting Fleet and Financial Strength

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Volaris, the Mexican ultra-low-cost airline, has announced the purchase of 25 A321neo aircraft from Airbus, bringing their total backlog of A320neo family aircraft to 143. This move will support the airline’s continuous fleet renewal and expansion, and bring them closer to their goal of operating an all-NEO fleet by 2028. The A321neo’s superior performance and efficiency will drive Volaris’ network growth and position the airline to meet future demand, especially in the Mexican leisure market.

Volaris Expands Fleet with Purchase of 25 A321neo Aircraft

Volaris, the Mexican ultra-low-cost airline, has announced its purchase of 25 A321neo aircraft from Airbus, increasing its total backlog of A320neo family aircraft to 143. These new aircraft will support the airline’s continuous fleet renewal and expansion, and bring them closer to their goal of operating an all-NEO fleet by 2028. The A321neo is the largest-fuselage member of Airbus’ best-selling single-aisle A320 Family, allowing operators to cover the entire market while offering the lowest seat-mile cost of any single-aisle available.

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Volaris’ Financial Strength and Growth Strategy

Enrique Beltranena, Volaris President and Chief Executive Officer, stated that “these A321neos will support our long-term business viability and sustainability strategy, while moving us closer to operating an all-NEO fleet by 2028.” Volaris’ 143 aircraft backlog demonstrates its financial strength and guarantees growth in the Mexican market as well as routes to the United States and Central America. The A321neo’s superior performance and efficiency will continue to drive Volaris’ network growth, positioning the airline to meet future demand, especially in the Mexican leisure market.

Airbus’ Dominance in Latin America

Volaris became an Airbus customer in 2006, and since then, the airline has ordered 206 A320 Family aircraft, including more than 170 A320neo Family aircraft. Airbus has sold over 1,150 aircraft in Latin America and the Caribbean, with more than 750 in operation throughout the region and another 500 in the order backlog. This represents a market share of nearly 60% of in-service passenger aircraft, with Airbus securing 75% of net orders in the region since 1994.

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Volaris’ purchase of 25 A321neo aircraft from Airbus highlights the airline’s continuous fleet renewal and expansion, positioning them for future growth in the Mexican market and routes to the United States and Central America. The A321neo’s superior performance and efficiency will drive Volaris’ network growth, especially in the Mexican leisure market. Airbus’ dominance in Latin America, with over 1,150 aircraft sold in the region, further solidifies its position as a major player in the global aviation industry.

Hence, How do you think Volaris’ continuous fleet renewal and expansion will impact its position in the Mexican market and routes to the United States and Central America?

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