In a statement, the airline stressed that with this historic transaction, with a market value of $3.5 billion USD, the company renews and expands its fleet to endorse its commitment to offer the lowest rates in the market.
CEO of Grupo Viva Aerobus, Gian Carlo Nucci said that “this investment reflects the confidence of shareholders, employees and passengers in Viva’s business model and represents an advance in the consolidation of the firm, continuous and disciplined expansion of Viva Aerobus.”
He said that the expansion of the fleet confirms the commitment to Mexico, the potential of the air market and the economic and tourist development of the country.
He explained that this is the second largest purchase for the company after its previous order of 55 aircraft in 2013, whose market value was higher than $5 billion USD.
Additionally, it is the first time that Viva Aerobus will integrate the A321 to its fleet with capacity for 240 passengers (54 more seats than the A320), thus offering greater operational efficiency, more comfort for travelers and enriching their flight experience.
Airbus commercial director Eric Schulz said that “Viva Aerobus will benefit from the additional capacity of the A321neo, its superior performance and lower operating costs to meet the growing demand for economic air travel in Mexico.”
An A321neo aircraft can carry up to 240 passengers and has a list price of $129.5 million USD.