Viva Air finalizes order for 50 A-320 Family aircraft
Toulouse, France - The Group modernizes fleet, accelerates network growth
Following an MOU signed at "Paris-Le Bourget Airshow" in June, Viva Air, the Latin America low-cost carrier group owned by Irelandia Aviation, has signed a purchase agreement with Airbus for 50 A-320 Family aircraft. The 35 A-320neo and 15 A-320ceo will be operated by the group’s airlines VivaColombia and Viva Air Peru and will allow the two all-Airbus operators to modernize their fleets and capture growth opportunities across Latin America. The Airbus-VivaColombia relationship began in 2012 when the airline began operations with A-320 airplane. VivaColombia, based in Medellin, has been an all-Airbus operator since, and today it operates 11 A-320s. Viva Air recently launched Viva Air Peru, the sister airline of VivaColombia based in Lima. Viva Air Peru currently operates three A-320 aircraft. Viva Air is a Panamanian headquartered group created by Irelandia Aviation and led by Declan Ryan. Irelandia has successfully developed six low-cost carriers around the world, namely Allegiant, Ryanair, Tigerair, VivaAerobus, VivaColombia and most recently Viva Air Peru. Combined, the airlines have a fleet of more than 420 aircraft and have carried over a billion passengers. The A-320 Family is the single aisle product line; to date it has won over 13,000 orders and more than 7,600 aircraft have been delivered to some 400 customers and operators worldwide. The A-320neo Family incorporates the very latest technologies including new generation engines and Sharklets for fuel savings. With more than 5200 orders received from 95 customers since its launch in 2010, the A-320neo Family has captured some 60 percent share of the market. With over 1,000 aircraft sold and a backlog of over 400, more than 650 aircraft are in operation throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Since 1990, the company has secured over 60 percent of net orders in the region and in the past 10 years alone, Airbus has tripled its in-service fleet.
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