Wednesday 14 November 2012

Mexico's Interjet signs purchase agreement for 40 Airbus A320 planes.

Sky Watch Nigeria

In a bid to increase its market share in the aviation sector, Interjet a Low-cost Mexican airline has signed a contract with European aircraft maker Airbus to buy 40 A320 planes for $3.2 billion.

Interjet, which launched operations in 2005 amid a surge of low-cost airlines in Mexico, is now a company with 100 percent Mexican capital that mainly flies within Mexico but has some routes to the United States, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Cuba.

The transaction strengthens the relationship with Interjet and confirms the trend in Latin America to opt for the most efficient aircraft in the world, said the director of Airbus's client services, John Leahy.
"Interjet will be one of the first airlines in the region to benefit from the Neo model, which has fuel savings of 15 percent" Leahy added.

The A320 Neo boasts more efficient engines along with improvements in aerodynamic design and features a "significant reduction of polluting gases (released) into the atmosphere," Interjet emphasized.
Interjet, which was founded almost seven years ago, flies to more than 30 destinations in Mexico, the United States and Central America. EFE


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