Indigo Partners Place Order For 225 Airbus Jets At The Dubai Air Show 2021
Indigo Partners is an American private equity firm under which Frontier Airlines, Wizz Air, Volaris, and JetSmart.
The company placed the multi-billion order for 225 single-aisle A321neo passenger jets at the Dubai Air Show 2021.
The deal is said to be worth $32 billion which includes 102 planes for Europe's Wizz Air, 91 for the U.S.-based Frontier Airlines, 39 for Volaris, and finally 23 for JetSmart.
Managing Partner of Indigo Partners Bill Franke said,
“This order reaffirms our airline portfolio’s commitment to steady growth over the next decade. The Airbus A321neo and A321XLR have industry-leading efficiency, low unit costs, and a substantially reduced carbon footprint relative to previous models. With these aircraft, Wizz, Frontier, Volaris and JetSmart will continue to offer low fares, stimulate the markets they serve and enhance their industry-leading sustainability profile”
This order brings the total number of aircraft ordered by Indigo Partners airlines to 1,145 A320 Family aircraft.
“We are delighted to continue to expand our relationship with Indigo Partners’ major airlines, Wizz, Frontier, Volaris, and JetSmart, who have acted quickly and decisively in recent months to position themselves for this landmark order as the pandemic effect recedes and the world wants more sustainable flights,” Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Airbus International.
The jets are expected to be delivered in the second half of the decade.