Pratt & Whitney and Volaris announced an agreement for Pratt & Whitney to provide GTF engines to power an additional 80 A320neo family aircraft. Pratt & Whitney will also provide Volaris with engine maintenance through a long-term EngineWise Comprehensive service agreement. Volaris previously placed an order for 44 GTF-powered A320neo family aircraft. This brings Volaris’ total commitment to 124 GTF-powered aircraft.
“This selection will expand upon the fuel savings we have already been realizing with the GTF engine,” said Enrique Beltranena, CEO, Volaris. “We are always looking for new ways to better serve our passengers. These GTF engines will help us further grow our network of routes and give us a strong foundation for the future.”
The three other airlines affiliated with Indigo Partners – JetSMART in Chile, Wizz Air in Hungary and Frontier Airlines in the United States – have each selected GTF engines to power their A320neo family fleets. Together, the four Indigo Partners airlines have committed to 619 GTF-powered aircraft.
“We’ve been honored to help Volaris grow from its first V2500-powered flight in 2006 to the successful airline it is today,” said Rick Deurloo, Chief Commercial Officer, Pratt & Whitney. “We are proud to continue powering their growth with the world-class fuel efficiency and economics required for their low-cost operations.”