Spirit Airlines to decide it’s next aircraft order.

Spirit Airlines aims to decide its order in six months.

Spirit Airlines the American Ultra Low Cost carrier is set to decide its next aircraft order within the next six months. Spirit have emphasized they are not tied to the A320 family, the expected growth in capacity is set to reach about 14% in 2019.

Spirit chief executive Bob Fornaro said,

“It’s generally true, that if you stick with one type there are efficiencies, and generally there are, but there may be an opportunity for a second fleet type if we get the right economics,”

Currently the Spirit airline fleet consists of 31 Airbus A319-100’s, 53 A320-200 & 5 A320neo & finally 30 A321-200’s

Spirit has hinted it may need upto 125 additional aircraft beyond 2021, is this the start of a big upcoming order for Spirit?

In the past spirit airlines have hinted interest in the Bombardier C Series now know as the Airbus A220, No final decision has been made but the airline is in talks with Airbus, Boeing & Embraer.

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