Spirit Airlines Orders Airbus A321s

A321ceo_sharklets_Spirit _Spirit Airlines has placed a firm order for 20 Airbus A321 aircraft and additionally has opted to convert ten of its existing A320 orders to the larger A321.  All of these aircraft are current engine option (ceo) models.  Spirit’s A321ceos will accommodate increasing passenger numbers in the airline’s network in the US, Caribbean and Latin America.  All of the A321ceo aircraft will be fitted with fuel-saving Sharklets and will seat 219 passengers in a single-class layout.
The new Spirit A321s will also be the first North America-based aircraft to feature the Space-Flex cabin option.  This rear lavatory and galley combination is designed to optimise use of the available space at the very back of the aircraft.  The configuration also allows for the first lavatory in the single-aisle market to be accessible to people with reduced mobility.
With the June 20 order, Spirit’s firm orders total: seven A319s, 98 A320s (including 45 A320 new engine option aircraft) and 30 A321s.  The airline currently operates a fleet of some 50 A320 Family aircraft.