Mexico's Volaris has taken delivery of its first A320neo, making the low cost airline the first operator of the A320neo in North America. Volaris is Mexico’s largest Airbus customer, having ordered 74 A320 Family aircraft, including 30 A320neos. The all-Airbus operator became a customer in 2006 — the year it began operations — and since then has become Mexico’s biggest A320 Family operator with 63 A320 Family aircraft in service, including 17 A319s, 42 A320s and four A321s.
It currently operates 154 routes and has plans to expand service to the U.S. following the recent announcement of a revised air travel agreement easing restrictions on flights between U.S. and Mexican cities.
The A320neo for Volaris is powered by Pratt & Whitney Pure Power PW1100-JM engines and leased through AerCap. Configured to seat up to 186 passengers in 18”-wide seats, Volaris’ A320neo will be equipped with the new Space-Flex cabin.