Spirit Airlines has commemorated the delivery of its 200th Airbus aircraft directly delivered from Airbus to the airline. The aircraft is an A320neo assembled in Mobile, Alabama.
Spirit began to transition to an all-Airbus fleet in 2004 and completed the transition in 2006. Today, the airline’s fleet stands at nearly 200 A319, A320 and A321 ceo and neo aircraft obtained directly from Airbus or via lessors.
“The 200th aircraft delivery from Airbus to Spirit Airlines is not only a major milestone, but also reflects the trust they have in our products that provide the best passenger experience their customers demand combined with the cost and environmentally efficient operations the airline needs,” said C. Jeffrey Knittel, president and CEO of Airbus Americas, Inc. “Spirit has one of the youngest and most fuel-efficient fleets in the U.S. thanks to the benefits offered by our A320 Family of aircraft.”
The A320neo Family incorporates the latest technologies including new generation engines and Sharklets, which together deliver at least 20% fuel saving and CO2 emissions.