Spirit Airlines has purchased 30 additional Airbus A319 aircraft, with new deliveries beginning in 2009 and continuing through 2013.
When combined with Spirit’s existing all-Airbus fleet and current orders, this new order would grow the airline’s fleet to 70 aircraft. The aircraft will be powered by V2500 engines from International Aero Engines (IAE). In addition, Spirit has agreed to purchase eleven spare engines from IAE to support its existing and newly ordered Airbus fleet.
“Spirit’s new business model and low cost structure are anchored by the efficiency of the Airbus single-aisle aircraft and the V2500 powerplant,” said Ben Baldanza, President and CEO of Spirit Airlines. “When coupled with high productivity in all parts of our operation, these new airplanes affirm Spirit’s position as the leading low cost carrier to the Caribbean and Latin America as well as provide the basis for a sound and rational growth plan into the next decade.”