Interjet Orders 40 Airbus A320neos

November 13, 2012

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Mexican airline Interjet has placed an order for 40 Airbus A320neos in its latest move to boost operations in a market led by Aeromexico.

"Last Friday, we inked a contract to purchase 40 Airbus A320s, its new model," Interjet Chairman Miguel Aleman Velasco said during a business summit in the central industrial state of Queretaro.

Interjet, which launched operations in 2005 amid a surge of low-cost airlines in Mexico, operates 34 A320s.

The new order comes on the heels of Aeromexico's firm order for 60 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft announced last week as part of a plan to overhaul its fleet and use more fuel-efficient planes.

Aeromexico and Interjet got a big boost following the 2010 demise of debt-laden rival Mexicana.

(Reuters)