Mexico City - Within the framework of its fleet expansion and modernization strategy, Mexican airline operator Interjet received a new A321neo aircraft equipped with CFM Leap 1A engines, which will allow the carrier to generate fuel savings of 20 percent and a noise reduction of up to 50 percent.

With the arrival of the newest member, the number of the aircraft in the fleet has reached to eighty-five: 63 Airbus (47 A320, three A320neo, six A321, seven A321neo) and 22 Sukhoi Superjet (SSJ100).

The performance of the A321neo makes the airplane ideal for landing and take-off at high-altitude cities with maximum safety, Interjet reports.

Maximum flight range of the A321neo is 3995,6 nautical miles (7400 kilometers). Theoretically, from Mexico City, the aircraft can reach almost the entire American continent, except Argentina, southern Chile and the easternmost regions of Brazil.

Interjet's A321neo is configured to accommodate 192 passengers. The Italian design company Geven provided the seats.

It is one of the best ergonomic solutions in the market for this type of aircraft. It fits the characteristics that Interjet seeks to provide the greatest comfort to its customers, offering the largest space between seats by 34 inches (86.36 centimeters),
says Mexican carrier.

With the fleet expansion, Interjet aims to increase its presence in the international market, where it has had favorable results before. During the first seven months of 2018, the airline augmented its volume of passengers transported on international routes by 38.2 %, compared to the same period of the previous year.