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19 June 2019
19. June 2019 Commercial Aircraft

Indigo Partners to add 50 A321XLRs to its airline fleets

Indigo Partners’ Memorandum of Understanding for 50 A321XLR aircraft – to be operated by Frontier Airlines, JetSMART and Wizzair – is marked at the 2019 Paris Air Show by (from left to right): Airbus Chief Commercial Officer Christian Scherer; Bill Franke, President of Frontier Airlines; Barry Biffle, Chief Executive Officer of Frontier Airlines; Estuardo Ortiz, Chief Executive Officer & Founder of JetSMART Airlines; and Jozsef Varadi, Chief Executive Officer of Wizzair

Indigo Partners and three of its airlines will acquire 50 of the new Airbus A321XLR long-range, single-aisle jetliners. The Memorandum of Understanding includes new orders for 32 A321XLRs and the conversion of 18 existing A320neo family orders.

Indigo Partners LLC, based in Phoenix, Arizona, is a private equity fund focused on worldwide investments in air transportation. Indigo has major ownership stakes in four low-cost airlines, including Frontier Airlines (U.S.), JetSMART (Chile), Volaris (Mexico) and Wizz Air (Hungary). The four carriers now operate a combined 295 Airbus planes and, with the new commitments, have 636 on order.

Twenty of the A321XLRs will be allocated to Wizz Air, 18 to Frontier, and 12 to JetSMART.

Airbus announced the launch of the A321XLR at the Paris Air Show. Derived from the A321neo, the A321XLR is the longest-range single-aisle commercial jetliner ever, capable of flying routes up to 4,700nm with unbeatable fuel efficiency. With a range previously found only in twin-aisle aircraft, A321XLR will enable airlines to exploit new route opportunities with low operating costs, reduced environmental impact, and provide passengers with a comfortable travel experience. 

@FlyFrontier @wizzair @VuelaJetSMART @Airbus @A321XLR #ParisAirShow #PAS19

 

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