History has been rewritten as IndiGO co-founder Rahul Bhatia placed the largest-ever order in the aviation industry by placing 500 Airbus A320 family single-aisle aircraft. The deal is almost worth 50 billion dollars at the list price. The airline in its statement stated that “This new order will bring the strategic relationship between IndiGo and Airbus to an unprecedented depth and breadth. With this new order, since its inception in 2006, IndiGo has ordered a massive total of 1.330 aircraft with Airbus.”
The company believes that these aircraft will focus on lowering operational costs and delivering fuel efficiency. Pieter Elbers, IndiGo CEO said that “This order strongly reaffirms IndiGo’s belief in the growth of India, in the A320 Family, and in our strategic partnership with Airbus.”
IndiGO currently operates 300 aircraft and has previous aircraft totaling 480 which are to be delivered by the end of this decade.