Indigo Partners has ordered thirty-two A321-200neo(XLR)s and converted eighteen orders for A320-200neo to the (XLR) variant. The aircraft will deliver to three out of the group's four LCCs.

As announced during the 2019 Paris Air Show at Paris Le Bourget, twenty of the fifty A321neo(XLR)s will deliver to Wizz Air in Hungary, eighteen to Frontier Airlines in the United States, and twelve to JetSMART in Chile. The group's fourth airline, Volaris in Mexico, is not set to receive any A321neo(XLR) at this moment.

Wizz Air said in its own statement that the aircraft will allow it to launch new flights to destinations 7-8 hours away from Central and Eastern Europe.

"[The A321neo(XLR)] represents a significant opportunity for Wizz Air to further expand its network and connect points on the Wizz map that are currently out of reach, given the enhanced range capability of the aircraft. Today, we are flying a number of 5-6 hour routes with great satisfaction to our customers, so the XLR will extend our outstanding value and service proposition on routes of 7-8 hours of flying," CEO József Váradi said.

Prior to the new order, Indigo Partners' LCCs had the following outstanding orders with Airbus (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac):

  • Wizz Air: seventy-two A320-200neo, three A321-200s, and 182 A321neo;
  • JetSMART: fifty-six A320neo and fourteen A321neo;
  • Volaris: seventy-one A320neo and thirty-four A321neo;
  • Frontier: 145 A320neo and thirty-four A321neo.