BOMBAY: IndiGo has signed a firm order for 300 A320neo planes with Airbus, making it one of the largest aircraft orders ever placed by a single operator. The deal comprises a mix of A320neo, A321neo and A321XLR aircraft.
It also takes the India-based carrier’s total number of A320neo aircraft on order to 730.
“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,” said Ronojoy Dutta, Chief Executive of IndiGo.
IndiGo is among the fastest growing carriers in the world. Since its first A320neo was delivered in 2016, its fleet of A320neo planes has grown into the largest in the world. The carrier currently operates 97 A320neo aircraft, alongside 128 A320ceos.
“We are delighted that IndiGo, one of our early launch customers for the A320neo, continues to build its future with Airbus, making Indigo the world’s biggest customer for the A320neo family,” said Guillaume Faury, Airbus Chief Executive.