Updated: Jan 11
Today, Airbus announced that IndiGo has placed a firm order for 300 A320neo family aircraft, bringing the airline’s total number of A320neos ordered to 730. IndiGo’s order will consist of A320/A321neos and A321XLR models.
October is ending on a high note for commercial aircraft manufacturer Airbus. Just last week, U.S. ultra-low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for 100 A320neo family aircraft and today IndiGo ordered 300 more. Airbus has confirmed in a press release that the firm order for 300 A320neo family aircraft will consist of A320neo, A321neo and A321XLR (Extra Long Range) models. This is one of the largest orders Airbus has ever received from a single airline customer and in today’s announcement, Indigo’s Chief Executive Officer, Ronojoy Dutta stated,
“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 transportation system, to serve more customers and deliver on our promise of providing low fares and a courteous hassle-free experience for them.”
Since taking delivery of their first A320neo in March 2016, IndiGo has become the world’s largest operator of the type with 97 in their fleet. They also operate 128 A320ceos and are currently one of the world’s fastest growing airlines. Airbus Chief Executive Officer, Guillaume Faury also stated in today’s announcement,
“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. 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 projected growth in Indian air travel”
By the end of 2019, the Airbus A320neo Family will have booked over 7,000 orders from around 110 airline customers worldwide, making it one of the best-selling aircraft types of all time.