Posted on: 21 May 2015 by Ross McSweeny
Volaris has received its first two 220 seat Airbus A321 aircraft, which will be deployed on the carrier’s domestic routes to and from Cancun.
Equipped with fuel-saving sharklets and powered by IAE engines, the two A321s will join Volaris’ existing all-Airbus fleet of more than 50 A319 and A320 aircraft. To date, Volaris has ordered a total of 74 Airbus single aisle aircraft.
“This is a very important step in our growth strategy, and the A321’s increased seating capacity will undoubtedly help Volaris address the increasing passenger demand for cost-efficient and comfortable air travel,” explained Enrique Beltranena, CEO of Volaris. “It’s an honour to be reaching this milestone with Airbus, a key partner since our inception, who has played an important role in our growth as a company and the efficient operation of our aircraft.”
According to the most recent Airbus Global Market Forecast, the passenger aircraft fleet serving Mexico will more than double in the next 20 years. In the last 10 years, Airbus has tripled its in-service fleet, while delivering more than 60 percent of all aircraft operating in the region.