Posted on: 12 October 2016 by Mark Howells
Spirit Airlines has received the first Airbus A320neo to be delivered to a US customer.
It is the first of 55 A320neo family aircraft ordered by Spirit Airlines, five of which are due to be leased from AerCap, with the remaining 50 ordered from Airbus. All of Spirit’s A320neo family aircraft will be powered by Pratt & Whitney Pure Power PW1100-JM engines.
“This state-of-the-art technology will burn less fuel and lower our operational costs,” remarked Ted Christie, chief financial officer of Spirit Airlines. “We continue to lead the industry in both reducing our carbon footprint and providing ultra-low fares on air travel. Spirit is thrilled to be the first carrier to bring this innovation to the US.”
“We are proud to have delivered the first A320neo aircraft in the US to our valued customer, Spirit Airlines,” declared John Leahy, Airbus’ COO, customers. “The A320neo family is the aircraft of choice among the world’s airlines and we appreciate our customers’ confidence in our leading single-aisle family with its unbeatable productivity and fuel efficiency.”
The new Airbus A320neo is the 89th aircraft to join Spirit’s growing all-Airbus fleet.