Airbus have agreed the biggest commercial deal in their history worth £38bn to build 430 new planes.
Indigo Partners, who work with four airlines, have doubled their existing A320neo family order.
The aircraft will be allocated among the low-cost airlines Frontier Airlines (United States), JetSMART (Chile), Volaris (Mexico) and Wizz Air (Hungary) upon the completion of final purchase agreements between Airbus and the four airlines, reports the Daily Post .
The wings for the aircraft will be built at Broughton.
The 430-aircraft commitment, comprised of 273 A320neos and 157 A321neos worth $49.5billion at list prices, was announced at the Dubai Airshow by Bill Franke, Managing Partner of Indigo Partners, and John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer Customers, Airbus Commercial Aircraft.
“This significant commitment for 430 additional aircraft underscores our optimistic view of the growth potential of our family of low-cost airlines, as well as our confidence in the A320neo family as a platform for that growth,” said Bill Franke.
“Our airlines know that a great aircraft coupled with a great business plan will create value for our customers.
We look forward to bringing comfort and low fares to more passengers around the world as Wizz Air, Volaris, JetSMART and Frontier continue to expand.”
John Leahy said: “Indigo Partners have been a tremendous customer and supporter of the Airbus single-aisle fleet for many years. An order for 430 aircraft is remarkable, but it’s particularly gratifying to all of us at Airbus when it comes from a group of airline professionals who know our products as well as the folks at Indigo Partners do.
"We are proud to augment their airline fleets in Latin America, North America and Europe with the single-aisle aircraftthat offers the lowest operating costs, longest range and most spacious cabin: the A320neo family.”
The individual aircraft order is as follows:
- Wizz - 72 A320neo, 74 A321neo
- Frontier - 100 A320neo, 34 A321neo
- JetSMART - 56 A320neo, 14 A321neo
- Volaris - 46 A320neo, 34 A321neo