JetSMART, the Chilean ultra-low cost airline added its first Airbus A320neo to its fleet which was delivered by SMBC Aviation Capital.
This milestone delivery is the first A320neo delivered to JetSMART and is the first delivery of a five (5) + three (3) aircraft transaction.
JetSMART is a new customer for SMBC Aviation Capital and the aircraft will be from the company’s order book of A320 family aircraft with Airbus. The new aircraft will be used on routes in the region, including its new markets in Brazil and Colombia.
Each of the new aircraft will feature one of JetSMART’s unique tails displaying a South American animal. The first aircraft features a Colibri of Arica, a critically endangered animal from the hummingbird family native to Chile. This bird – just 8 centimetres long- is the smallest bird in Chile and one of the smallest in the world.
CEO of JetSMART, Estuardo Ortiz said: “This is one more step towards our vision of reaching 100 aircraft and 100 million passengers by 2026. As the youngest fleet in America, JetSMART welcomes our first A320neo and the new opportunities it brings, such as flights to Brazil and Colombia. More than 4 million people have already flown SMART: on a new airplane, safe, reliable and on-time for a few bucks. We thank SMBC Aviation Capital to share this journey with us.”
Peter Barrett, CEO, SMBC Aviation Capital added “We are pleased to welcome JetSMART as a new customer. This is an exciting time for JetSMART and we are happy that we can support them at this crucial growth stage. This delivery underlines our expanding footprint, not just in the Chilean market but right across the Americas region which is an important growth area for us.”
Arturo Barreira, President of Airbus Latin America and the Caribbean said “We are proud to see the A320neo at JetSMART, this aircraft incorporates the very latest technologies, including new generation engines and Sharklets, which together deliver more than 20 percent fuel and CO2 savings as well as a 50 percent noise reduction.”
About JetSMART Airlines
JetSMART Airlines is the ultra low cost South American airline, founded by Indigo Partners, which operates the newest Airbus fleet in the Americas. JetSMART has operations in Argentina, Perú and Chile and has transported more than 4 million passengers, according to data for the month of March 2019. The vision of JetSMART is to offer ultra-low fares throughout South America, with the goal of reaching 100 aircraft and 100 million passengers in 2026.
A320neo for JetSMART
Per-seat fuel burn saving
reduction in noise
Less NOx emissions
As the youngest fleet in America, JetSMART welcomes our first A320neo and the new opportunities it brings, such as flights to Brazil and Colombia.