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Volaris Takes Delivery of First Two Airbus A321s

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Volaris, a Mexican low-cost carrier, has received its first two Airbus A321 aircraft, the first A321s to operate in Mexico.

The aircraft will be deployed on the carriers domestic routes to and from Cancun.

The Volaris A321 seats 220 passengers, is equipped with Sharklet fuel-saving wing tip devices, and is powered by IAE engines.

The two A321s join Volaris existing all-Airbus fleet of more than 50 A319s and A320s aircraft. To date, Volaris has ordered a total of 74 Airbus single aisle aircraft.

The delivery highlights the market trend for larger capacity aircraft by Latin American operators as well as Mexicos strong traffic growth. According to the most recent Airbus Global Market Forecast, the passenger aircraft fleet serving Mexico will more than double in the next 20 years.

This is a very important step in our growth strategy, and the A321s increased seating capacity will undoubtedly help Volaris address the increasing passenger demand for cost-efficient and comfortable air travel, said Enrique Beltranena, Chief Executive Officer of Volaris. Its an honour to be reaching this milestone with Airbus, a key partner since our inception, who has played an important role in our growth as a company and the efficient operation of our aircraft.

Volaris, Airbus, A321, Mexico

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