FIA18: Viva Aerobus firms up Airbus order as it looks to grow operations

posted on 18th July 2018 by Justin Burns
FIA18: Viva Aerobus firms up Airbus order as it looks to grow operations

Viva Aerobus – the ultra-low-cost carrier based in Mexico – has firmed up an amendment for 25 incremental A321neo and 16 upconversions of A320neos to A321neos to their existing purchase agreement.

The deal was made at the Farnborough International Airshow today and the latest order brings the all-Airbus operator’s total orderbook to 80 A320 Family aircraft (including 15 A320ceo, 24 A320neo, and 41 A321neo) and the airline’s total backlog from 36 to 61 aircraft.

Grupo Viva Aerobus chief executive officer, Gian Carlo Nucci said: “Our decision to introduce the A321neo to our fleet reflects our long-term commitment to cost reduction, to innovation, operational and environmental efficiency, and enhancing our passenger experience.

“These additional aircraft will allow us to capture opportunities in Mexico, and we can think of no aircraft better suited than the A321neo with 240 seats with which to endeavour our growth objectives. Of course, these new aircraft will help us offer even lower fares, more destinations and allow us to continue improving our customer service.”