Chilean based SKY has just placed an order with Airbus for 10 A321XLR’s to expand its international network with the new long range aircraft. The CEO of SKY Holger Paulmann said “This new aircraft fleet will allow us to expand our offer of international and wide-ranging routes, always under our successful low cost model and its extremely convenient ticket prices. Now passengers can enjoy new and very attractive destinations on the most modern airplanes in the market,”
SKY is an all Airbus fleet with 23 A320 family aircraft which connects Chile to Braziil, Argentina, Peru and Uruguay. It is the second largest airline in the country and the first airline to operate under a low cost model in Chile. The operater previously had a fleet that was comprised of 737 but they were finally retired from the company in 2013.
The company was founded by Jurgen Paulmann in 2001 and started operations in December of that year and became a full IATA member in 2005. SKY has been awarded the Best Regional Airline in South America in 2014, 2015 and 2016 Skytrax World Airline Awards.
Another great piece of news for Airbus adding to ever growing order list!
Source – Airbus, SKY, Wikipedia