An  order of 500 Airbus A320 family aircraft has been done by low cost carrier Indigo breaking  Air India’s recent aircraft order. It was in early 2023 Air India had ordered for a mega 470 aircraft with Airbus. It was the largest ever  single aircraft purchase by any airlines with airbus. The world’s biggest A320 family customer is now Indigo . The airlines said that the exact mix and engine selection of A320 and A321 will be done in due course.  At the Paris Air Show 2023 in the presence of  top officials of airlines and airbus the purchase agreement  was signed on June 19.  The airlines released a statement that with combination of previous order of 480 aircraft now the Indigo order book has almost a thousand aircraft. A steady stream of  deliveries between 2030 and 2035 is possible by Indigo due to this order.  300 aircrafts are into the current operation  and there is amix of A 320 NEO, A321 NEO and A321XLR aircraft. The statement said  “This new order will bring the strategic relationship between IndiGo and Airbus to an unprecedented depth and breadth. With this new order, since its inception in 2006, IndiGo has ordered a massive total of 1,330 aircraft with Airbus.” “The fuel-efficient A320NEO family aircraft will allow IndiGo to maintain its strong focus on lowering operating costs and delivering fuel efficiency with high standards of reliability. The young and fuel-efficient fleet will help IndiGo realize its sustainability ambitions, building on the already realized CO2 reduction of 21% between FY16 and FY23,” it added.


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