Indian low-cost carrier IndiGo has exercised its option to convert a part of its A320neo order with Airbus into the larger A321neo aircraft. The airline has, however, not made any changes to the engine order and its A321neos will be equipped with the same geared turbofan engines.
According to the monthly data of orders and deliveries released by the French airframe manufacturer, IndiGo’s order for the 186-seater Airbus A320neo went down to 405 as of August 31 against 410 a month ago, while the order for 232-seater A321neo went up to 25 compared with 20 aircraft as on July 31. The airline expects to begin taking delivery of the A321neo aircraft “towards the end of calendar year 2018”.
Airbus has not indicated whether any of the A321neos bound for IndiGo are the longer-range version.