IndiGo, a low-cost airline based in India, has ordered 500 Airbus A320neo planes for delivery between 2030 and 2035.
On June 19, 2023, during the Paris Air Show, the agreement was declared. Since IndiGo has 1,330 Airbus A320neo aircraft on order, it is the greatest single aircraft order in the history of the industry.
The airline has not yet made a decision about the precise proportion of Airbus A320neo and A321neo aircraft.
There are no choices and all orders are final.
The historical nature of IndiGo’s recent order for 500 Airbus A320 Family aircraft cannot be overstated. In order to continue advancing economic growth, social cohesion, and mobility in India, IndiGo has an order book of approximately 1000 aircraft that extends well into the next ten years, according to Pieter Elbers, CEO of IndiGo.
Elbers previously expressed reluctance to confirm rumors that the low-cost carrier was seeking to place an order of this size, declaring that he would refrain from commenting on “any speculations or any drivel” at the IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Istanbul, Turkey. He continued by saying that IndiGo has “a steady flow of planes coming in” already.
Prior to the 500-plane deal, the airline had placed orders for 490 aircraft, including 11 ATR 72-600s and two Passenger-to-Freighter (P2F) converted Airbus A321 freighters. It now runs 315 aircraft, 165 of which are Airbus A320neo models and 85 are A321neo models.
“This historic purchase opens a new chapter in Airbus and IndiGo’s partnership, democratizing cheap air travel for millions of people in the world’s aviation market, which is expanding at the fastest rate in history. It is also a strong testament to the best-in-class operational economics of the A320 Family, which have been driving IndiGo’s expansion for almost 20 years, according to Christian Scherer, Chief Commercial Officer and Head of International at Airbus.