Mexican ultra low-cost airline Volaris took delivery of its first Airbus A320neo today (September 12). It is the first operator of the type in North America and the second in the Americas.
Volaris CEO Enrique Beltranena said, “The arrival of the A320neo symbolizes an important step in our ambitious ultra low-cost strategy.”
The all-Airbus airline currently has orders for 30 A320neos.
“Airbus is honored to deliver the first A320neo in North America to Volaris, an all-Airbus operator for more than 10 years,” said Rafael Alonso, President of Airbus Latin America and the Caribbean. “Mexico’s strong economic growth presents a key opportunity for the country’s top airlines such as Volaris to expand and remain environmentally efficient, and the A320neo will be exceptional in achieving this for Volaris.”
“Pratt & Whitney extends its congratulations to AerCap, Volaris and Airbus on the delivery of today’s A320neo. We are proud to be part of the team bringing the first A320neo to North America,” said Rick Deurloo, senior vice president, Sales, Marketing and Customer Service for Pratt & Whitney.