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VivaAerobus places Latin America’s biggest Airbus aircraft order

By BA Staff

CGI of VivaAerobus A320neo with PW GTF and CFM LEAP

The VivaAerobus Group has signed a purchase agreement for 52 Airbus A320 Family aircraft, 40 A320neo and 12 A320 classic, representing the biggest Airbus aircraft order by a single airline in Latin American history.

VivaAerobus, a Mexican low-cost carrier, will announce the engine selection at a later date.

VivaAerobus, part-owned by IAMSA, one of Mexico’s largest transportation companies, and Irelandia Aviation, a global low-cost-carrier airline developer, will replace its entire fleet of 737-300 to become an all-Airbus carrier by 2016.

Juan Carlos Zuazua, VivaAerobus CEO said:

“After evaluating the latest aircraft technology with the objective of further reducing our costs, improving our reliability, punctuality and the overall passenger experience, today we are proud to announce that the Airbus A320 has been our final choice. This is an important milestone for our customers, shareholders and staff. This decision will support our growth strategy, as it will allow us to further reduce our industry leading fares, and will increase the cost-per-seat advantage we currently have among our competitors.”

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