A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed by Viva Aerobus for 90 Airbus A321neo aircraft. This order is the third that Viva have completed with Airbus with an order book reaching 170 Airbus aircraft. This fleet of A320 family aircraft provides the opportunity to continue growing the fleet and upholding the title as one of the youngest collection of aircraft in the Americas.
“This agreement demonstrates our company’s strength and the trust and commitment Viva’s shareholders and staff have with our country, to keep driving competitiveness, new connectivity, and tourism with reliable, top quality and affordable air service. These 240-seat aircraft will help us improve our fuel consumption efficiency and productivity, decreasing our costs, and allowing us to continue offering lower fares to passengers. We will also be able to further reduce our carbon emissions per passenger, enhancing our fleet as one of the most modern, efficient, and greenest of America.”
Roberto Alcántara, Viva Aerobus Chairman of the Board.
Offering exceptional range and performance, the A321neo incorporates new generation engines and Sharklets. The aircraft bring 50% noise reduction and saves more than 20% fuel compared to previous single-aisle generation aircraft. Maximising passenger comfort with the widest single-aisle cabin and large overhead stowage space is another feature of the A321neo.
“The Mexican leisure market is in full recovery mode and Viva Aerobus is at the centre of the action! The unbeatable economics of the A321neo make it the perfect choice for the airline’s ultra-low cost model. We are pleased to have been a partner with the airline since 2013 and look forward to working together as it continues on its growth trajectory.”
Christian Scherer, Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Airbus International.
“At Viva Aerobus our mission is not only to be always safe, always reliable, and always low fares, but to do so in a way that is mindful of the environment. Our commitment to The Future is Green, our environmental culture, has led us down the path of innovation and state of the art technology. This GTF engine agreement with Pratt & Whitney is an important step towards further reducing our environmental footprint”.
Regarding the selection of Pratt & Whitney GTF engines, Zuazua.
Using revolutionary geared fan technology, the GTF engine allows each part of the engine to spin at optimum speed which delivers the highest fuel efficiency and lowest greenhouse gas emissions.
Powered by the GTF engines, the 90 Airbus A321neo aircraft will push Viva’s domestic and international growth plans. The plans are important due to Mexico expecting to recover the US Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Category 1 rating in the coming months. It is also very relevant given the commercial alliance Viva signed with US carrier Allegiant back in December 2021, which will give more people access to new non-stop air transport between Mexico and the US.
News sourced from Viva Aerobus.