Mobile, Alabama, 26 May 2023 – Mexican ultra-low-cost airline Volaris has taken delivery of an A320neo from Airbus’ U.S.-based production facility in Mobile, Alabama. The airline is the first non U.S.-based airline to take delivery of an aircraft produced at the site.

With this aircraft, Volaris -- Latin America’s largest A320neo Family operator -- will expand its route offering, driving Volaris’ long-term growth.

Volaris has only operated Airbus aircraft since it started operating in 2006. In 2017, the airline placed the largest firm order in Mexican history for 80 A320neo family aircraft. Today, Volaris has ordered more than 200 A320 Family aircraft.

In 2015, Mobile, Alabama became home to Airbus’ first U.S.-based commercial aircraft manufacturing facility. Growing from an initial workforce of around 250 producing A320
Family aircraft, today the facility employs more than 1,600 and produces both A320 and A220 Family aircraft. To date, more than 385 aircraft have been delivered to 13 customers.

Airbus has sold over 1,150 aircraft in Latin America and the Caribbean. More than 750 are in operation throughout the region, with another 500 in the order backlog, representing a market share of nearly 60% of in-service passenger aircraft. Since 1994, Airbus has secured 75% of net orders in the region.

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