Indian low-cost carrier, IndiGo has firmed up its massive order for 150 A320neo and 30 A320 aircraft. The order makes IndiGo one of the A320neo launch customers, and comes on top of a firm order for 100 A320s placed June 2005. Out of the 2005 order, 44 aircraft have already been delivered.
“Our order with Airbus will further establish IndiGo as a leading carrier in the Indian market, and one that continues to offer low fares and high service. Our existing order for 100 A320s and the order announced today will help meet India’s growing flying market, in the most cost efficient and environmentally responsible way possible,” said Aditya Ghosh, IndiGo’s President.
“This record order for our A320neo will enable IndiGo to achieve the maximum benefit from India’s projected strong passenger traffic growth over the coming years. Today’s agreement is clear endorsement of our A320neo and we thank Rakesh Gangwal and Rahul Bhatia for their confidence and commitment to Airbus,” said Tom Enders, Airbus President & CEO.
The A320neo, available from 2015, incorporates new more efficient engines and large wing tip devices called Sharklets delivering significant fuel savings of 15%.