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IndiGo Places Firm Order for 30 Airbus A350-900s

IndiGo, India’s largest airline, has today placed a firm order for 30 Airbus A350-900s, which will help the carrier expand their international network to long-haul destinations.

IndiGo Airbus A350-900 Rendering - Courtesy Airbus

On Monday (May 6, 2024), Airbus announced that India’s largest airline, IndiGo, has placed a firm order for 30 Airbus A350-900s.  The widebody jets will help the carrier expand their international network to long-haul destinations.  The Airbus A350 is the ‘long-range-leader’ in the 300-410 seat category.  With a clean sheet design encompassing state-of-the-art technologies and aerodynamics, the use of lightweight materials, and new generation engines, the aircraft delivers a 25 percent reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions compared to previous generation competitor aircraft.

In Monday’s order announcement, IndiGo’s CEO, Pieter Elbers, said,

“Today’s historic moment marks a new chapter for IndiGo and will further shape the future of the airline and for Indian aviation at the same time.  For IndiGo, after successfully pioneering the Indian skies with an unprecedented journey, its fleet of 30 Airbus A350-900 aircraft will allow IndiGo to embark on its next phase of becoming one of the leading global aviation players.  At IndiGo, we take pride in being India’s preferred airline and for offering connectivity to our customers, in and with India.  This reaffirms IndiGo’s belief in, and commitment to, the growth of India, and in our strategic partnership with Airbus.”

Also commenting on the A350-900 order, Airbus’ EVP Sales – Commercial Aircraft, Benoît de Saint-Exupéry, added,

A heartfelt thank you to IndiGo for putting its trust in Airbus once again, and to our respective teams who negotiated this agreement for 30 A350s.  IndiGo’s first widebody order opens an exciting new chapter in our close partnership.  We are proud that our fuel-efficient, next-generation A320 Family revolutionised domestic air travel in India, and that now the A350 is poised to replicate the same success on long-haul routes.”

New Delhi, India-based IndiGo is one of the fastest growing airlines in the world.  The carrier operates a fleet of over 350 aircraft, and operates over 2,000 daily flights with service to 86 domestic and 33 international destinations.  IndiGo’s philosophy is to offer affordable fares, on-time flights, and to provide a courteous and hassle-free guest experience.


Source: IndiGo


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