Posted on: 21 June 2011 by Mark Howells
IndiGo has firmed up its order for 150 A320neos and 30 A320s following the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in January this year.
Engine selection will be announced by the airline at a later date. The order for 180 aircraft is on top of a firm order for 100 A320s placed in June 2005. Out of that 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,” declared 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. [This] agreement is a 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 and CEO.