The Mexican low-cost provider Volaris has formally taken supply of its one hundredth jet. Volaris acquired an Airbus A320neo, registration XA-VSH, earlier this month. This new plane is a part of an formidable progress technique that can permit Volaris to consolidate as Mexico’s largest airline. Let’s examine additional.
XA-VSH is an Airbus A320neo ordered by SMBC Aviation Capital on December 17, in keeping with ch-aviation’s database. The plane is powered by PW1127G-JM engines and had its first flight on March 4, 2021.
Volaris’ A320neo has 186 seats onboard in a single class 3-3 distribution. The primary row has premium seats, although.
In accordance with radarbox.com, Volaris first acquired the plane by the tip of October. It flew from Reykjavík to Mexico Metropolis by way of Gander on October 19. Moreover, XA-VSH held its first business flight on November 24, between Mexico Metropolis and Ciudad del Carmen.
Nonetheless, simply this week, Volaris formally launched the plane by way of social media. The low-cost provider is celebrating the arrival of its one hundredth airplane by placing home journeys at 100 Mexican pesos (almost US$5) and worldwide journeys at US$100.
Volaris’ new A320neo has a particular livery. On the facet, it reads, in Spanish, “100 planes, so extra folks can journey effectively.”
Volaris’ fleet plans going ahead
The Mexican low-cost provider is Airbus’ largest customer within the Latin American area. At present, Volaris has unfilled orders for 132 plane, in keeping with Airbus’ newest Order & Deliveries knowledge. Volaris nonetheless has to obtain 33 A320neo plane and 99 A321neo.
Through the Dubai Airshow final month, Volaris acquired 39 new A321neos together with the large Indigo Partners order for 255 plane. Moreover, the airline renegotiated with Airbus altering 20 A320neos to A321neos, upgauging its fleet by including 880 further seats.
Volaris has been rising its fleet regardless of the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the remaining quarter of 2019, previous to the disaster, Volaris had 82 plane. At present, the airline expects to finish the 12 months with 101 items and 2022 with 113. The Mexican low-cost can have elevated its fleet by 41% in three years.
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We’ve spoken beforehand concerning the unimaginable restoration from the Mexican low-cost carriers. They’ve been in a position to bounce again and are at present carrying extra passengers than in 2019 each month.
Furthermore, they’ve expanded their connectivity, launching new routes. As an example, in 2021, Volaris began flying from Mexico Metropolis and Cancun to Bogota, Colombia, arriving in South America for the primary time.
Between January and November 2021, Volaris has carried 21.8 million passengers. This quantity is virtually the identical because the airline carried throughout the entire of 2019 when it had 21.9 million vacationers.
In the previous couple of months, the airline has nearly been carrying 2.5 million passengers; since December is excessive season, the airline might simply find yourself taking almost three million vacationers and shut the 12 months between 24 and 25 million passengers, which might be an unimaginable progress given the present circumstances worldwide.
Volaris undoubtedly took benefit of the disaster. The stop of operations of Interjet and Aeromexico’s Chapter 11, plus the shortage of journey restrictions in Mexico, have allowed Volaris to extend its market share and grow to be the nation’s main airline.
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