Indian low cost carrier breaks aircraft order record

Indian low cost carrier breaks aircraft order record

India’s largest low cost carrier IndiGo has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for 180 eco-efficient Airbus A320 aircraft - the largest single firm order number for large jets in commercial aviation history. The airplanes are expected to be delivered between 2016 and 2025. The A320neo, available from 2016, incorporates more efficient engines and large wing tip devices called Sharklets delivering significant fuel savings of up to 15 percent. “This order of 180 aircraft reaffirms IndiGo’s commitment to the long-term future of aviation in India,” said Aditya Ghosh, president of IndiGo. “The additional aircraft will enable us to take our low fares and courteous, hassle free service to more customers and destinations and will create more job opportunities and growth for several other aviation related businesses.” Rakesh Gangwal, co-founder of IndiGo, adde: “Ordering more A320s was the natural choice to meet India’s growing flying needs. The opportunity to reduce costs and to further improve our environmental performance through the A320neo were key to our decision.”

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