Airbus has gained an order for 255 Airbus A321neo aircraft from Indigo Partners on the first full day of the Dubai Airshow.
The order is made up of A321neo and A321XLR aircraft and brings the total number of Airbus narrow-body aircraft ordered by Indigo to 1,145.
The aircraft are for several of Indigo Partners airlines and will be distributed in the following way:
- Wizz Air: 102 aircraft (75 A321neo + 27 A321XLR)
- Frontier: 91 aircraft (A321neo)
- Volaris: 39 aircraft (A321neo)
- JetSMART: 23 aircraft (21 A321neo + 2 A321XLR)
The order is good news for Airbus’ UK staff as the wings are built at Airbus’ Broughton site in North Wales.
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,”
Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Airbus International added: “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,”
Additionally, Indigo is also converting orders for 38 A320neo aircraft to orders for A321neos.
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