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Spirit Airlines and Airbus announced an agreement for the firm order of 20 Airbus A321 aircraft
These aircraft are in addition to the 96 aircraft not yet delivered under Spirit’s existing order and will be scheduled for delivery between 2015 and 2017.
In addition, Spirit has opted to convert 10 of its existing A320 aircraft orders to A321 aircraft that will be scheduled for delivery in 2017 and 2018. These 10 A321s as well as the additional 20 will be current engine option (ceo) models and will be outfitted with fuel-saving Sharklets.
“We are pleased to expand our partnership with Airbus and excited about the growth opportunities and additional cities we will be able to liberate from high fares with the addition of these aircraft,” said Ben Baldanza, Chief Executive Officer of Spirit Airlines.
“Spirit’s priority has always been to save its passengers money, while transporting them as comfortably as possible,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers. “That is exactly what the A320 Family allows the airline to achieve. These are eco-efficient machines with wonderful comfort characteristics.”
The new aircraft will support Spirit’s targeted growth markets in the United States, Caribbean and Latin America.
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