Airbus gets biggest single type order ever in commercial aviation history

IndiGo places huge 500 aircraft order with Airbus

Airbus has been awarded the largest ever single purchase order in the history of commercial aviation from Indian carrier IndiGo on day one of the Paris Airshow.

The order is for a total of 500 Airbus A320 family aircraft and brings the total number of Airbus aircraft IndiGo have on order to 1,300.

The historic purchase agreement was signed by Rahul Bhatia, Promoter & Managing Director of IndiGo, Dr. Venkataramani Sumantran, Chairman and Non-Executive Independent Director of IndiGo, Pieter Elbers, CEO of IndiGo, Guillaume Faury, Airbus CEO, and Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of International, at the Paris Air Show 2023.

Pieter Elbers, CEO of IndiGo, said, “It is difficult to overstate the significance of IndiGo’s new historic order for 500 Airbus A320 Family aircraft. An order book now of almost 1000 aircraft well into the next decade, enables IndiGo to fulfil its mission to continue to boost economic growth, social cohesion and mobility in India. At IndiGo, we take pride in being India’s preferred airline for connectivity in and with India; and by doing so, being one of the leading airlines in the world. This order strongly reaffirms IndiGo’s belief in the growth of India, in the A320 Family and in our strategic partnership with Airbus.”

“This landmark order marks a new chapter in Airbus and IndiGo’s relationship that is democratising affordable air travel for millions of people in the world’s fastest growing aviation market. It is also a resounding endorsement of the A320 Family’s best-in-class operating economics that have been powering IndiGo’s growth for almost two decades.We cherish our long-standing relationship with IndiGo and are proud of our success together. We look forward to contributing to the growth of India’s air connectivity in its domestic network and into international markets through the expansion of this formidable partnership” , added Christian Scherer, Chief Commercial Officer and Head of International at Airbus.

IndiGo is Indias largest airline by market share and operates an almost all Airbus fleet with one Boeing 777 and regional ATR turboprops.

Elsewhere on Day 1 in the show Airbus also got an order for three A350 aircraft from Air Mauritius and 30 A320neo family aircraft from Saudi Arabia’s FlyNAS.

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