In a significant development for the Indian aviation industry, low-cost carrier IndiGo has placed an order for 500 Airbus aircraft, marking a historic moment in the country’s aviation history.
IndiGo CEO Pieter Elbers Speaks
Elbers stated, “We are thrilled with the announcement we have just made for IndiGo. This order is the largest for our airline and the largest order ever placed for a single aircraft type with Airbus. It signifies a monumental moment for Indian aviation.”
He further emphasized that this order reflects the remarkable growth of India, highlighting the country’s promising future and the role IndiGo will play in it.
With the addition of these 500 aircraft, IndiGo’s fleet will soon approach nearly 1,000 aircraft. Elbers elaborated, “There are currently 482 aircraft in the pipeline, scheduled for delivery between today and the end of the decade.”
Airbus IndiGo Completes 500 A320neo Deal
IndiGo has made a significant move by placing an extensive order for 500 A320 Family aircraft. Further marking the largest single purchase agreement ever witnessed in the commercial aviation industry.
With this latest deal, the total number of Airbus aircraft ordered by IndiGo now reaches an impressive 1,330. Subsequently solidifying its position as the world’s largest customer for the A320 Family.
This momentous purchase agreement is signed by prominent individuals at the Paris Air Show 2023. Subsequently including Rahul Bhatia, Promoter & Managing Director of IndiGo.
Further by Dr. Venkataramani Sumantran, Chairman and Non-Executive Independent Director of IndiGo; Pieter Elbers, CEO of IndiGo; Guillaume Faury, Airbus CEO; and Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of International.
IndiGo, headquartered in New Delhi, has experienced remarkable growth in recent years. Further positioning itself as one of the fastest-growing carriers globally.
Its fleet of A320neo Family aircraft has expanded significantly since the delivery of its first A320neo in 2016. Currently comprising 264 aircraft (162 A320neo, 79 A321neo, 21 A320ceo, and 2 A321 freighters).
IndiGo’s collaboration with Airbus dates back to 2005 when it initially ordered 100 A320 Family aircraft. Followed by subsequent orders in 2011, 2014, and 2019.
The A320neo, a driving force behind IndiGo’s growth, has played a vital role in making air travel more accessible in India. With its cutting-edge technologies, fuel efficiency, and spacious cabin, the A320neo has revolutionized the aviation industry.
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