Volaris has received its first two Airbus A321 aircraft at the Airbus Delivery Centre in Hamburg, Germany, on 21 May 2015. The low-cost carrier will be the first to operate A321s in Mexico. They will serve from/to Cancun on domestic flights.
The Volaris A321 seats 220 passengers, is equipped with so-called Sharklet fuel-saving wing tip devices and powered by IAE engines. The two A321s will join Volaris’ existing all-Airbus fleet of more than 50 A319s and A320s aircraft. To date, Volaris has ordered a total of 74 Airbus single aisle aircraft.
100th Airbus to Sichuan
Meanwhile Airbus delivered the 100th aircraft, an A321, to China’s largest all Airbus operator Sichuan Airlines. The aircraft was handed over in Hamburg, Germany, Airbus announced on 21 May. The Sichuan A321 is also equipped with Sharklets, and powered by IAE V2500 engines. The aircraft features a two class cabin, seating 194 passengers (8 business and 186 in economy). Including the latest delivery Sichuan Airlines’ fleet comprises 93 A320 Family aircraft and seven A330 Family aircraft.
Based in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province in South-Western China, Sichuan Airlines has a network to some 200 domestic destinations including Beijing, Harbin, Hangzhou, Xi’an and Sanya as well as international routes to Asia, Australia, and North America.
Featured image: And off she goes from Hamburg, one of Volaris’ first two A321s (Image © Airbus S.A.S.)