Viva Air, a Latin America low-cost airline group, has signed a purchase agreement with Airbus for 50 A320 Family aircraft to be operated by the group’s VivaColombia and Viva Air Peru airlines. The company said the purchase will allow the two all-Airbus operators to modernize their fleets and capture growth opportunities across Latin America. VivaColombia, based in Medellin, began operations in 2012 while Viva Air Peru, based in Lima, was launched recently. William Shaw, CEO of VivaColombia, said the order reflects a long-term commitment to lower fares through introducing a new fleet that is less expensive to operate. He said the carrier would continue to expand throughout Latin America, “making air transportation more accessible and affordable to our customers.” Viva Air is a Panama-headquartered group created by Irelandia Aviation. Irelandia has developed other low-cost carriers around the world, including Ryanair and Allegiant.