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IndiGo places order for 300 A320neo family aircraft

The order comprises of a mix of A320neo, A321neo and A321XLR aircraft and will take its total number of A320neo family aircraft orders to 730.

SNS | New Delhi |

Budget carrier IndiGo recently placed an order worth at least $333 billion for 300 Airbus A320neo-family airplanes, making the biggest order for Airbus from a single airline carrier.

The deal aims to boost the carrier’s capacity to operate long-haul international flights and to strengthen its present air connectivity. It also comprises of a mix of A320neo, A321neo and A321XLR aircraft and will take its total number of A320neo family aircraft orders to 730.

Currently, Indigo has the world’s largest fleet of A320neo family aircraft. It also operates 97 A320neo aircraft alongside 128 A320ceos.

Earlier in June, Indigo dropped its original engine manufacturer, United Technologies unit, Pratt & Whitney, for French-US engine venture CFM and signed a contract of whopping $20 billion deal for more than 600 engines to power Airbus jets already on order.

However, the airline said the engine manufacturer for the current order will be decided later. The airline also did not divulge the delivery schedule of the new order.

At present, the airline has a fleet of over 200 aircraft. The airline offers around 1,500 flights on a daily basis and connects 60 domestic and 23 international destinations.

(With input from agencies)