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Spirit Airlines considers larger planes from both Airbus and Boeing

Las Vegas, Nevada - The US low-cost specialist Spirit Airlines plans to add larger planes to its fleet. In addition to the Airbus's A321neo, Spirit also considers other aircraft types from Boeing.

Spirit Airlines currently operates more than 130 single-aisle jets from the A320 family (12 A320neo, 124 A319, A320ceo, and A321ceo).

The all-Airbus airline now plans to grow its fleet with larger jets from Airbus or Boeing or both.

The A321neo is certainly something we’re looking at, but we’re also in conversations with Boeing about their larger airplane too, so it’s all on the table,

said CEO Ted Christie during the sidelines of an aviation conference that was held in Las Vegas on Aug. 26.

Ted Christie did not detail the considered aircraft type from Boeing. It remains unclear whether he meant the 737 MAX or the 787 Dreamliner, or whether the short and medium-haul operator was looking for a long-haul activity.

Spirit currently 43 Airbus A320neo and one A320ceo on its order backlog waiting to be delivered.