Volaris adds a single A320 to its fleet

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Mexican low cost carrier Volaris is pushing ahead with plans to focus its future fleet expansion with larger Airbus A320s rather than smaller A319s after the carrier added a single A320 to its fleet.

On 31 May Volaris issued a statement outlining a single A320 delivery, noting the aircraft - XAVOV- will begin operations on 27 June.

Flightglobal's ACAS database shows that Volaris currently operates 24 A319s and three A320s. However, carrier management stated in 2010 it was "getting out of the A319 concept" and would only be adding A320s to its fleet.

In late 2010 Volaris issued a request for proposal to lease up to 24 IAE V2500-powered A320s, and said 21 companies were participating in the bidding.

The leased aircraft are in addition to the 18 A320 aircraft Volaris currently has on firm order with Airbus.