One of Airbus’ largest orders ever with a single airline
India’s IndiGo has placed a firm order for 300 A320neo Family aircraft. This marks one of Airbus’ largest aircraft orders ever with a single airline operator.
This latest IndiGo order comprises a mix of A320neo, A321neo and A321XLR aircraft. This will take IndiGo’s total number of A320neo Family aircraft orders to 730.
The order has been confirmed despite the recent in flight troubles that Indian airlines Indigo and GoAir have had with the functioning of the Pratt and Whitney engines fitted on the A320neo aircraft.
Ronojoy Dutta, Chief Executive Officer of IndiGo said: “This order is an important milestone, as it reiterates our mission of strengthening air connectivity in India, which will in turn boost economic growth and mobility.
“India is expected to continue with its strong aviation growth and we are well on our way to build the world’s best air transportation system, to serve more customers and deliver on our promise of providing low fares and a courteous, hassle free experience to them."
Guillaume Faury, Airbus Chief Executive Officer said: “We are grateful for this strong vote of confidence as this order confirms the A320neo Family as the aircraft of choice in the most dynamic aviation growth markets.
“We are pleased to see our aircraft allowing IndiGo to take full advantage of the predicted growth in Indian air travel.”
IndiGo is among the fastest growing carriers in the world. Since its first A320neo aircraft was delivered in March 2016, its fleet of A320neo Family aircraft has grown into the world’s largest with 97 A320neo aircraft, operating alongside 128 A320ceos.
The A321XLR is the next evolutionary step from the A321LR which responds to market needs for even more range and payload, creating more value for the airlines.
The aircraft will deliver an unprecedented Xtra Long Range of up to 4,700nm – with 30% lower fuel burn per seat compared with previous generation competitor jets.
At the end of September 2019, the A320neo Family had received more than 6,650 firm orders from nearly 110 customers worldwide.