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PARIS 2019: Indigo Partners and American Airlines order A321XLRs – Bangalore Aviation

PARIS 2019: Indigo Partners and American Airlines order A321XLRs

Airbus has announced two more orders for its new A321XLR. The first is from Indigo Partners for 50 aircraft.

Indigo Partners is a American private equity fund focused on worldwide investments in air transportation. It has major ownership stakes in Frontier Airlines (U.S.A.), JetSMART (Chile), Volaris (Mexico) and Wizz Air (Hungary). The four carriers operate a fleet of 295 Airbus aircraft.

Out of the 50 A321XLRs – 20 will be allocated to Wizz Air, 18 to Frontier, and 12 to JetSMART. Along with this order Indigo Partners has 636 Airbus aircraft on order.

American orders 50 XLRs

The world’s largest airline – American airlines has placed an order for 50 Airbus A321XLRs. The deal converts 30 of the carriers existing A321neo orders to the XLR and adds an additional order for 20 aircraft.

The 4,700 nm range of the A321XLR will allow American to fly from the US East Coast to secondary European cities.

Range of the Airbus A321XLR from New York.

American is also the world’s largest Airbus operator with A320 and A330 family aircraft. The carrier now has 115 A321neos and A321XLRs on order with Airbus.

About Vedant Agarwal

A frequent flyer for both work and pleasure - Vedant has held elite status on many of the major alliances and airlines. Also an avid aviation photographer, his pictures have been published in and on the covers of many international publications.

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