Spirit Airlines takes delivery of first A320neo in United States

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed October 11, 2016 14:27

Spirit Airlines takes delivery of first A320neo in United States

Spirit Airlines has taken delivery of the very first A320neo to be delivered to a US customer. It is the first of 50 A320neo-family aircraft the low-cost carrier has ordered. All of Spirit’s A320neo family aircraft will be powered by Pratt & Whitney Pure Power PW1100-JM engines. This aircraft is the first of five A320neo aircraft to deliver to Spirit Airlines from AerCap, with a further four A320neo aircraft on order, expected to deliver through 2016.

“This state-of-the-art technology will burn less fuel and lower our operational costs,” said Ted Christie, Spirit Airlines Chief Financial Officer. “We continue to lead the industry in both reducing our carbon footprint and providing ultra-low fares on air travel. Spirit is thrilled to be the first carrier to bring this innovation to the US.”

“We are proud to have delivered the first A320neo aircraft in the US to our valued customer Spirit Airlines,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer – Customers. “The A320neo family is the aircraft of choice among the world’s airlines and we appreciate our customers’ confidence in our leading single-aisle Family with its unbeatable productivity and fuel efficiency.”

AerCap Senior Vice President & Head of Americas Sean Sullivan said, “We are delighted to deliver our first A320neo aircraft on lease to longstanding customer, Spirit Airlines, and particularly pleased to be the first to deliver the aircraft type to a U.S. airline. The A320neo aircraft is one of the most in-demand single aisle aircraft in the world, incorporating the latest technologies and the most fuel efficient engines. We look forward to continuing our successful relationship with our friends and partners at Spirit Airlines as the airline continues to enhance its fleet.”

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed October 11, 2016 14:27