First US airline to receive A320neo

Spirit Airlines A320neo Photo by Airbus

Airbus has delivered on 7 October the first A320neo to Spirit Airlines which has subsequently become a first US customer to fly this next generation A320.

The aircraft is registered N901NK and owned by AerCap that will lease it to Spirit Airlines. It is powered Pratt & Whitney PW1100G which will make significant difference in terms of future fuel consumption. The airline already has a fleet of 80 IAE powered A320’s and has 50 more A320neo’s on order.