Paris. Air India firms up order for 250 Airbus aircraft
Volaris discloses 25 A-321neo airplanes
Air India has firmed up its order for 250 Airbus aircraft and selected an industry's maintenance and digital package to power the airline’s transformation and growth strategy.
The aircraft order includes 140 A-320neo and 70 A-321neo single-aisle aircraft as well as 34 A-350/1000 and six A-350/900 wide-body jets. The airline had signed a Letter of Intent to acquire these aircraft in February 2023 (see for details AVIONEWS).
The purchase agreements for the aircraft as well as the Letters of Intent for maintenance and digital services were signed at the "Paris Air Show 2023" (June 19-25).
The historic Air India order marks the entry into service of the A-350 in the Country, the world’s fastest growing aviation market. Deliveries are set to commence with the first A-350/900 before the end of 2023.
The A-321neo is the longest-fuselage member of Airbus’ best-selling, single-aisle A320 Family, comfortably seating 180 to 220 passengers in a typical two-class layout, and as many as 244 in a higher-density arrangement.
Mexican ultra-low-cost airline and all-Airbus operator Volaris has disclosed 25 A-321neo from a purchase agreement signed in October 2022. These airplanes bring the carrier total backlog to 143 A-320neo Family aircraft, which will support the airline’s continuous fleet renewal and expansion, powered by Pratt & Whitney engines.
The A-321neo is the largest-fuselage member of Airbus’ single-aisle A320 Family.
Volaris became an Airbus customer in 2006, and since then the airline has ordered 206 A-320 Family aircraft, including more than 170 A-320neo Family aircraft; the airline is the largest A-320neo Family operator in Latin America.
The company has sold over 1,150 units in Latin America and the Caribbean. More than 750 are in operation throughout the region, with another 500 in the order backlog, representing a market share of nearly 60% of in-service passenger aircraft. Since 1994, Airbus has secured 75% of net orders in the region.
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency