Spirit drops Embraer from aircraft campaign - Evaluating Airbus A220, 320neo and Boeing 737 MAX
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June 3, 2019 by Edward Russell for flightglobal.com
Spirit Airlines is focusing the campaign for its next aircraft order on Airbus and Boeing, ending the consideration of the Embraer E-Jet E2.
The Miramar, Florida-based ultra-low-cost carrier is in the "late innings" of evaluating the Airbus A220, Airbus A320neo and Boeing 737 Max families for an order that could top 100 aircraft with deliveries from 2022, Spirit chief executive TedChristie tells FlightGlobal at the Airport Council International-North America's JumpStart conference in Nashville today.
"The manufacturers want us as a customer, so it's a pretty good spot to be in right now," he says.
Christie says Spirit hopes to finalise an order in the next several months...