Indian company IndiGo places firm order for 30 Airbus A350s

Indian company IndiGo places firm order for 30 Airbus A350s

IndiGo will place a firm order for 30 Airbus A350s to strengthen its international service. An important purchase for the rapidly expanding Indian airline industry and a new victory for the European aircraft manufacturer.

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With our correspondent in Bangalore, Como Bastin

IndiGo is the leading airline in India with 60% of domestic flights and 100 million passengers per year. But its international connections are currently limited to neighboring countries, from the Persian Gulf to the Gulf of Thailand.

The A350s have a range of 15,000 kilometers. With this order, which must be signed in the coming days, it is a question of “ spread its wings further and expand its network ”, says low-cost airline IndiGo.

Purchasing rights for 70 additional devices

The United States, where a large Indian diaspora is based, should be among the best-served destinations, underlines our correspondent. The connections are due to begin in 2027.

This order for large aircraft, IndiGo’s first, comes with purchasing rights for 70 additional aircraft. The theoretical price of this order amounts to around 9 billion euros.

In June 2023, IndiGo and Airbus concluded a previous large-scale contract: 500 A320neo aircraft, for a theoretical price of 50 billion euros this time, the largest order in volume in the history of aviation. civil.

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In total, IndiGo, which aims to compete with the major players in global aviation, has ordered almost 1,000 A320 family aircraft. A great success for Airbus against Boeing’s 737 MAX, recently affected by multiple setbacks.

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