A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 90 A321neo aircraft has been signed with the Mexican ultra-low-cost airline Viva Aerobus in order to support its domestic and international expansion. The airline’s order book would increase to 170 A320 Family aircraft as a result of this MoU.
The largest aircraft in Airbus’ A320neo Family, the A321neo has unmatched range and performance. The A321neo, which has the widest single-aisle cabin and the most overhead storage space, maximizes passenger comfort while bringing a 50% noise reduction and a fuel savings of over 20% over previous single-aisle generation aircraft via the next-generation engines and Sharklets.
The A320 Family is the cornerstone of Viva Aerobus’ fleet renewal strategy. The airline made the biggest single Airbus aircraft order in Mexico in 2013 when it ordered 52 A320 Family aircraft. 25 A321neo aircraft were purchased by Viva Aerobus in 2018. As of now, 74 A320 Family aircraft are in operation with Viva Aerobus.
In the Caribbean and Latin America, Airbus has sold more than 1,150 aircraft. With another 500 in the order backlog, there are over 750 passenger aircraft already in service in the region, giving them a market share of little under 60%. 75% of net orders in the area since 1994 have been obtained by Airbus.