Avianca Purchases 100 A320s

By Juliet Van Wagenen | May 6, 2015
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Avianca A320 aircraft, rendering
Avianca A320 aircraft, rendering. Photo: Airbus

[Avionics Today 05-06-2015] Following a memorandum of understanding announcement in February, Avianca has signed a purchase agreement for 100 A320neo family aircraft, the largest single order ever made in Latin America’s aviation history. The agreement, which includes A319neo, A320neo and A321neo aircraft, will allow Avianca to maintain one of the youngest fleets in the region as the airline aims to replace airplanes currently operating from their Bogota, Lima and San Salvador hubs.

“This historic order allows us to solidify our passenger experience strategy in local markets on a broader scale,” said Fabio Villegas Ramirez, Avianca’s CEO. “Thanks to the A320neo family’s fuel efficiency, technical reliability, and unique passenger comfort, we can further Avianca’s fleet modernization process, while connecting the region and supporting its development.”

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