Colombia-based Avianca cancels order for A321neo

Colombian carrier Avianca has announced it has cancelled many of the Airbus A321neos in its order and has switched some of its order to the smaller A320neo, the company said.

The change, listed in Airbus´s latest backlog revision, follows a previous cancellation of 62 A320neos by Avianca´s parent company Synergy Aerospace.

Synergy wiped out its A320neo orders in December 2019 along with agreements for 10 A350-900s and a single A330 freighter.

Analysis of Airbus´s latest figures shows that the cuts have focused on the A321neo fleet, with Avianca´s commitment for 28 aircraft being cut to just two.