**Paris, France - The US investment group Indigo Partners has signed an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) for the order of 50 Airbus A321XLR. **
The twenty of them are intended for the Hungarian subsidiary Wizz Air. The other thirty aircraft will be divided between other group airlines American budget company Frontier (18 units) and the Chilean JetSmart (12 units).
The new deal between Indigo Partners and Airbus includes 32 new orders for the A321XLR. The remaining eighteen aircraft are converted from an existing order that was previously placed by the American company.
The four airlines within the company (Wizz Air, Volaris, Frontier, JetSmart) are already operating 300 Airbus A320 aircraft. Including the new order, the total number of A320s ordered by Indigo Partners reached 636.
The A321XLR becomes increasingly popular with the orders coming from one after another. It is a new long-range variant of the A321neo that was officially announced by the European aircraft manufacturer on the first day of the Paris Air Show.
According to the manufacturer, the new narrow-body jet will be able to carry up to 240 passengers and has a flight range of 8,700 kilometers.