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15 November 2017
Commercial Aircraft

Indigo Partners doubles existing A320neo Family order with commitment for additional 430 aircraft

Indigo Partners A320neo Family
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Valued at $49.5 billion, this is Airbus’ largest single announcement ever

Dubai, 15 November 2017 – Airbus and Indigo Partners’ four portfolio airlines have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the purchase by the four airlines of 430 additional A320neo Family aircraft. The aircraft will be allocated among the ultra low-cost airlines Frontier Airlines (United States), JetSMART (Chile), Volaris (Mexico) and Wizz Air (Hungary) upon the completion of final purchase agreements between Airbus and the four airlines.

The 430-aircraft commitment, comprised of 273 A320neos and 157 A321neos worth $49.5 billion at list prices, was announced at the Dubai Airshow by Bill Franke, Managing Partner of Indigo Partners, and John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer Customers, Airbus Commercial Aircraft. When added to existing Airbus A320 Family orders, the new agreement will make Indigo Partners one of the largest customers by order number in the world for the Airbus single-aisle aircraft family. Airlines in the Indigo Partners family previously have placed orders for 427 A320 Family aircraft.

“This significant commitment for 430 additional aircraft underscores our optimistic view of the growth potential of our family of low-cost airlines, as well as our confidence in the A320neo Family as a platform for that growth,” said Bill Franke.  “Our airlines know that a great aircraft coupled with a great business plan will create value for our customers. We look forward to bringing comfort and low fares to more passengers around the world as Wizz Air, Volaris, JetSMART and Frontier continue to expand.”

John Leahy said; “Indigo Partners have been a tremendous customer and supporter of the Airbus single-aisle fleet for many years. An order for 430 aircraft is remarkable, but it’s particularly gratifying to all of us at Airbus when it comes from a group of airline professionals who know our products as well as the folks at Indigo Partners do.  We are proud to augment their airline fleets in Latin America, North America and Europe with the single-aisle aircraft that offers the lowest operating costs, longest range and most spacious cabin: the A320neo Family.”

Also present at the announcement were Enrique Beltranena, CEO of Volaris; Barry Biffle, CEO of Frontier Airlines; Estuardo Ortiz, CEO of JetSMART; and József Váradi, CEO of Wizz Air. They confirmed their firm’s individual aircraft orders as follows:

  • Wizz - 72 A320neo, 74 A321neo
  • Frontier - 100 A320neo, 34 A321neo
  • JetSMART - 56 A320neo, 14 A321neo
  • Volaris - 46 A320neo, 34 A321neo

Indigo Partners’ Bill Franke indicated that engine selections will be made and announced at a later date.

The A320neo Family incorporates the very latest technologies, including new generation engines and Sharklet wing-tip devices, which together will deliver 20 percent fuel savings by 2020.  With more than 5,200 orders received from 95 customers since its launch in 2010, the A320neo Family has captured nearly 60 percent market share.

Indigo Partners LLC, based in Phoenix, Arizona, is a private equity fund focused on worldwide investments in air transportation.

 

Indigo Partners record-setting A320neo announcement at Dubai Airshow 1  
15 November 2017 A320neo

Participating in the announcement of a Memorandum of Understanding to purchase 430 A320neo Family aircraft were Indigo Partners and the private equity fund’s four portfolio airlines. From left to right are: Barry Biffle (Frontier), Bill Franke (Indigo Partners), John Leahy (Airbus), Josef Varadi (Wizz Air), Enrique Beltranena (Volaris) and Estuardo Ortiz (JetSmart)

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Bill Franke, Managing Partner of Indigo Partners (at left) shakes hands with John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer - Customers during the Dubai Airshow 2017 press conference announcing the Memorandum of Understanding for 430 A320neo Family aircraft to be acquired by Indigo Partners’ four portfolio airlines

Imprimir, Indigo Partners A320neo announcement - infographic  
15 November 2017 A320neo

Representing Airbus’ largest-ever jetliner acquisition announcement, the four portfolio airlines of Indigo Partners have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will double its existing A320neo Family fleet

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