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Article from BTNews 4 NOVEMBER 2019

IndiGo places giant Airbus order

In one of the largest orders placed by a single operator, Indian carrier IndiGo last week signed a firm order for 300 Airbus A320 family aircraft. The deal includes A320neos, A321neos and A321XLRs and takes Indigo’s total on order to 730.

Indigo chief executive Ronojoy Dutta described the order as an important milestone which reiterated the company’s mission of strengthening air connectivity in India, which would 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 providing low fares and a courteous, hassle free experience to them,” he added.

IndiGo is among the world’s fastest growing carriers. Since its first A320neo was delivered in 2016, its fleet has grown into the largest in the world, currently comprising 97 of the model alongside 128 A320ceos.

Airbus chief executive Guillaume Faury welcomed the new order, adding: “We are delighted IndiGo continues to build its future with Airbus, making it the world’s biggest customer for the A320neo family.”

The choice of engine manufacturer for the order will be made later.



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