India’s IndiGo has placed a firm order for 300 Airbus 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.
“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, IndiGo’s CEO.
“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 CEO.
“The choice of engine manufacturer for this order will be made at a later date,” said Chief Aircraft Acquisition and Financing Officer of IndiGo Riyaz Peermohamed.
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 offers more range, payload, and value for the airlines. The aircraft will deliver a range of up to 4,700nm with lower fuel burn per seat.
At the end of September 2019, the A320neo family had received more than 6,650 firm orders from nearly 110 customers worldwide.