This firm order includes a mix of A320neo, A321neo and A321XLR aircraft. This is one of the largest orders ever placed at Airbus by a single operator.
While the low cost GoAir could soon formalize an order of 200 single-aisle aircraft, another Indian company — IndiGo — has just made a spectacular announcement for a firm order of 300 Airbus A320neos, worth $29.8 billion, at list price. Yet, this is not the biggest order ever at Airbus. The historic record of civil aviation remains the order that was announced by the investment fund Indigo Partners in November 2017, during the last Dubai Airshow, for 430 Airbus A320neo and 49.5 billion dollars. This mega-order was nevertheless intended for several low cost operators: Wizz Air (Hungary), Frontier Airlines (U.S.), Volaris (Mexico) and JetSmart (Chile). For a single operator, the previous historic record of Airbus dates from 2015, and involved 250 aircraft, already A320neos and already IndiGo.
IndiGo’s new order comprises a mix of A320neo, A321neo and A321XLR aircraft. The total number of Airbus A320neos that the Indian company has on order at Airbus thus amounts to 730. IndiGo is one of the fastest growing companies in the world. Since the first Airbus A320neo was delivered in March 2016, its fleet of aircraft of the type has grown to become the largest in the world with a total of 97 aircraft, alongside a fleet of 128 A320ceos. At the end of September 2019, the A320neo Family had received more than 6,650 firm orders from nearly 110 customers worldwide.