India’s largest domestic airline by market share, IndiGo celebrated their ninth birthday by firming up last year’s commitment and ordering 250 A320neo Family aircraft. This historical aircraft purchase agreement was signed on the 69th Independence Day of India on 15 August 2015.
New Phase of Growth
“This new order further reaffirms IndiGo’s commitment to the long-term development of affordable air transportation in India and overseas”, says Aditya Ghosh, President of IndiGo. “The additional fuel efficient A320neo aircraft will enable us to continue to bring our low fares and courteous, hassle free service to more customers and markets and will create more job opportunities and growth. The IndiGo team is even more energised and excited than ever before to herald this new phase of our growth for many years to come.”
530 A320 Aircraft
IndiGo placed an order in 2005 for 100 A320s, which have all now been delivered. In 2011, IndiGo became the first Indian operator to commit to the A320neo, bringing their total to 280 Airbus aircraft. With today’s announcement, IndiGo has ordered 530 A320 Family aircraft with Airbus.
15 Per Cent in Fuel Savings
“It fills us with pride that IndiGo, India’s largest airline and one of the early launch customers for the A320neo, is coming back for more of our benchmark aircraft. This order confirms the A320 Family as the airliner of choice in the most dynamic aviation growth markets. We thank IndiGo and its Co-Founders, Rakesh Gangwal and Rahul Bhatia for their tremendous vote of confidence,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer Customers. The A320neo “new engine option” incorporates many innovations, including latest generation engines and large Sharklet wing-tip devices, which together deliver 15 percent in fuel savings from day one and 20 per cent by 2020.
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