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IndiGo Opts for Airbus Widebodies with A350-900 Order

Our Bureau - : Apr 25, 2024 - : 9:01 pm

Indian Low-Cost Carrier (LCC) IndiGo has announced a firm order for 30 Airbus A350-900 aircraft in what is its first purchase of widebody aircraft. IndiGo has opted for Purchase Rights for an additional 70 Airbus A350 Family aircraft. The aircraft will be powered by Rolls Royce’s Trent XWB engines.

The airline stated that the exact configuration of the aircraft would be decided at a later stage, and the deliveries are expected to start from 2027.

Pieter Elbers, CEO of IndiGo, said the historic moment marks a new chapter for IndiGo and will further shape the future of the airline and for Indian aviation at the same time. “For IndiGo, after successfully pioneering the Indian skies with an unprecedented journey, its fleet of 30 Airbus A350-900 aircraft will allow IndiGo to embark on its next phase of becoming one of the leading global aviation players.”

The airline had earlier taken on damp lease, two Boeing 777s from Turkish Airlines.

The new A350-900 will allow IndiGo to rapidly expand its international operations.

IndiGo’s existing order-book with Airbus comprises a mix of A320NEO, A321NEO and A321XLR aircraft.

in June 2023, IndiGo placed the largest ever single aircraft order by any airline for 500 aircraft with Airbus. With that, the outstanding orderbook of A320 Family aircraft stands at almost 1,000 aircraft which are yet to be delivered well into the next decade. IndiGo is presently India’s largest carrier with a fleet of over 350 aircraft and in the calendar year 2023, carried 100 million customers onboard its flights.


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