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Wed, 30 Oct 2019

IndiGo Signs Firm Order for 300 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft

India’s IndiGo has signed a firm order for 300 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft.

The deal is one of Airbus’ largest ever aircraft orders from 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.

“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,” said Ronojoy Dutta, Chief Executive Officer of IndiGo. “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.”

IndiGo Airbus A320 reg: VT-IFQ. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.

IndiGo is one of 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.

“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 Officer. “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.”

At the end of September 2019, the A320neo Family had received more than 6,650 firm orders from nearly 110 customers worldwide.

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