Indigo Partners has signed a MOU with Airbus for 50 of the new
Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Indigo Partners 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.
The Memorandum of Understanding includes new orders for
32 A321XLRs and the conversion of 18 existing A320neo family
Twenty of the A321XLRs will be
allocated to Wizz Air, 18 to Frontier, and 12 to JetSMART.
Scheduled for launch in 2023, the new Airbus A321XLR
is capable of flying routes up
to 4,700nm, a range previously found only in twin-aisle aircraft.