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.
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 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.