Viva Aerobus becomes next Airbus A321neo operator

Viva Aerobus Airbus A321neo
Viva Aerobus is an all-Airbus operator. Photo: © Airbus

Mexican low-cost carrier Viva Aerobus has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neo aircraft.

The airline has based its fleet renewal strategy on the Airbus A320neo Family. At Farnborough Airshow 2018, Viva Aerobus converted an order for 16 Airbus A320neo planes to the larger A321neo version with 240 seats and firmed up orders for an additional 25 A321neos. The Mexican airline will receive a total of 43 A321neo jets until 2025 and a further three A320neo aircraft.

To date, it already operates an all-Airbus fleet of 19 A320neo aircraft and 18 A320ceo which are soon to be replaced. Some A320 passenger aircraft had temporarily been used as freighters to perform cargo-only flights during the Coronavirus crisis. The airline is gradually resuming passenger flights, including restarting services to the United States in July.