Thu, 20 June 2019

Indigo Partners Signs MOU for 50 Airbus A321XLR Aircraft

Indigo Partners has signed a MOU with Airbus for 50 of the new A321XLR aircraft.

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).

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. Click to enlarge.

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 orders.

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.

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