US low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines has placed a firm order for nine A321ceos, its first for the largest member of the A320 family.
The carrier has an all airbus fleet, currently operating 35 A319 and 20 A320 aircraft, and has 80 A320neos on order.
The A321 is almost seven metres longer than the A320 and has 35-50 more seats.
Frontier’s CEO David Siegel said: “We continue to come back for more A320 family aircraft because they fulfil our mission of providing low fares through low operating costs.
The A321 is a natural fit.” Meanwhile, FLY Leasing has completed a purchase-and-leaseback deal for three new A321 aircraft with a “leading Asian airline”.
The deal takes the number of aircraft FLY have purchased this year up to 20.