Latin America's biggest Airbus aircraft order
The VivaAerobus Group has signed a purchase agreement for 52 Airbus A320 family aircraft (40 A320neos and twelve A320ceos), representing the biggest Airbus aircraft order by a single airline in Latin American history. VivaAerobus, part-owned by IAMSA, one of Mexico’s largest transportation companies, and Irelandia Aviation, a global low-cost airline developer, will replace its entire fleet of B737-300s to become an all-Airbus carrier by 2016. The new A320 family is key to VivaAerobus’ domestic and international network expansion plans.
More than 500 Airbus aircraft are in operation throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, with more than 800 aircraft sold and a backlog of nearly 400 yet to be delivered. In the last ten years, the European airframe manufacturer has tripled its in-service fleet, while delivering more than 60% of all aircraft operating in the region.