Viva Air, a low-cost carrier group owned by Irelandia Aviation, confirmed an order of 50 new Airbus A320 family aircraft. The news follows the airline signing a memorandum of understanding with the European aircraft manufacturer at the Paris Airshow earlier this year.
The order will be split between Viva Air’s two airlines, VivaColombia and Viva Air Peru. The order was also a split in terms of types, including 35 A320Neo and 15 A320Ceo aircraft. The additions will help the airlines modernize their fleets as well as expand in the growing low-cost markets of Latin America.
In a statement, William Shaw, chief executive and founder of VivaColombia, said, “This order reflects our long-term commitment to our customers lowering fares further due to the benefits of this new fleet.”
VivaColombia has been operating only Airbus aircraft since 2012, when the airline commenced operations using the A320. Since then, the airline has stayed exclusive to Airbus and this order farther looks to continue that trend. Viva Air Peru was launched in May 2017 and currently features a fleet of three A320 aircraft.
Viva Air is part of the Irelandia Aviation group and headquartered in Panama. Irelandia has been part of the development of six low-cost carriers across the world, including the likes of Allegiant, Ryanair, Tigerair, VivaAerobus, VivaColombia, and Viva Air Peru.
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