JetSMART Celebrates 7th Anniversary By Adding the 25th Aircraft

The South American ultra-low-cost carrier JetSMART is celebrating its seventh anniversary in style by receiving the 25th aircraft of its fleet, an Airbus A321neo registration CC-AWY, which has the mighty ñandu, or South American ostrich, painted on its tail.


JetSMART, a Chilean ultra-low-cost carrier with domestic brands in Argentina and Peru (and possibly Colombia in the future), is celebrating on July 25 the seventh anniversary of its foundation and six years of operations. Throughout this time, the Indigo Partners-backed company has transported more than 20 million passengers in South America.


Additionally, the airline received on July 2 a new Airbus A321neo, registration CC-AWY. This is the 25th plane the airline has on its fleet, which is divided between the three domestic branches across South America: JetSMART Chile has 13, including the new CC-AWY, while JetSMART Argentina operates nine planes and JetSMART Peru just three. The airline still expects to receive about 100 new aircraft from Airbus, including 14 A321XLRs.

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JetSMART is known for putting images of endangered and/or endemic animals in the tails of its Airbus narrowbody fleet. In that sense, JetSMART does the same as its close cousin, US low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines. The new Airbus A321neo JetSMART recently received has a ñandú, also known as Rhea or South American ostrich, painted on its tail. Rheas are from South America only and are limited within the continent to Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay. Estuardo Ortiz, Chief Executive Officer at JetSMART, celebrated the airline’s anniversary with an optimistic point of view by expecting to carry over 100 million passengers in its history and receive at least 100 aircraft by 2028.

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