The historic agreement was confirmed yesterday and includes some 430 A320neo aircraft.
Indigo Partners, the group that owns four low-cost airlines, signed a historic agreement with the manufacturer Airbus. The order had already been announced at the Dubai Air Show held in November and was finally confirmed yesterday.
The order includes 274 A320neo aircraft and 156 A321neo aircraft valued at USD 49.5 billion at the list price. Indigo Partners will use the aircraft in its four low cost airlines: Frontier Airlines (United States), Wizz Air (Hungary), JetSMART (Chile) and Volaris (Mexico).
Bill Franke, Managing Partner of Indigo Partners said: “The efficient and friendly A320neo form a great platform for the continued growth of our family of ultra low cost airlines”, meanwhile John Leahy, COO of Airbus, added: “Bill Franke and the Teams from Wizz, Volaris, JetSMART and Frontier are great partners, and the global Airbus team is proud to continue accompanying their fleet growth needs with aircraft that offer value, reliability and comfort. ”
In this way, the historical order of 430 aircraft by Indigo Partners to Airbus is broken down as follows:
Frontier Airlines will receive 100 A320neo and 34 A321neo aircraft.
Wizz Air will keep 72 A320neo and 74 A321neo aircraft.
JetSMART will obtain 56 aircraft A320neo and 14 A321neo.
Volaris will have 46 A320neo and 34 A321neo aircraft.