Viva Aerobus pre-orders 90 Airbus A321neo jets

Mexican ultra low cost has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Airbus to expand its exclusive fleet of planemaker jets

Airbus may soon receive a large order from Viva Aerobus, a Mexican ultra low cost carrier. The airline signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the European planemaker to acquire up to 90 A321neo aircraft.

When confirmed, the MoU is expected to increase the airline’s backlog to 170 A320 family aircraft. Viva Aerobus currently operates a fleet of 74 A320 and A321 ceo and neo jets.

“These 90 A321neo 240-seater aircraft will allow us to grow and renew our fleet and remain the youngest in Latin America. The technology and operational efficiency of the A321neos will improve our operational reliability, on-time performance, and provide an unmatched passenger experience,” said Juan Carlos Zuazua, CEO of Viva Aerobus.

Zuazua also commented that the use of the A321neo is in line with the company’s efforts to reduce its environmental impact. “he fuel-efficiency and noise reduction that the A321neo provides will advance our sustainability efforts by delivering immediate, tangible carbon emission reductions, thus enhancing our position as the most efficient airline in the continent.”

“The Mexican leisure market is in full recovery mode and Viva Aerobus is at the centre of the action! The unbeatable economics of the A321neo make it the perfect choice for the airline’s ultra-low cost model. We are pleased to have been a partner with the airline since 2013,” said Christian Scherer, Commercial Director and Head of Airbus International.

Founded in 2006, Viva Aerobus started its services with Boeing 737-300 jets. In 2013, the airline placed an order for 52 A320 models, the largest order received by the European group by a single airline in Mexico at the time. In 2018, the carrier ordered 25 A321neo.


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