A320neo in Spirit Airlines livery. Courtesy, Airbus

Spirit Airlines and Airbus signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the Dubai Airshow for 75 A320 aircraft, comprising 45 A320neos and 30 A320s. The new aircraft will be used on Spirit’s growth markets in the US, Caribbean and Latin America. Airbus said the engine selection will be announced later.

According to Airbus, firm orders and commitments for the A320neo, launched less than a year ago in December 2010, exceed 1,300 from 23 customers.