IndiGo adds nine Airbus A321neo aircraft to its fleet

Oct 11, 2019
New Delhi: IndiGo has added nine Airbus A321neo aircraft to its fleet to cater to its expanding operations.

CDB Aviation, a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., Limited (“CDB Leasing”), delivered the first of a fleet of nine Airbus A321neo aircraft to the airline as part of a purchase and leaseback transaction.

The aircraft also marks Airbus’ 1,000th A320neo family aircraft delivery, signifying a historic milestone for its best-selling single aisle fleet.

“We are very pleased to be part of this important delivery, providing support to our partners at IndiGo in advancing their strategic position in the fastest growing aviation market,” said Sign Kadouh, CDB Aviation Head of Commercial, Asia Pacific.

Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Ronojoy Dutta, CEO, IndiGo, said, “We are delighted to add another A321neo in our fleet as we continue to expand our domestic and international operations. The A320 family has enhanced the cost and fuel-efficiency in IndiGo’s operations and will strengthen this proposition in future, as we aim to build the best air transportation system in the world.

The A321neo aircraft, equipped with the Pratt & Whitney PW1133G turbofan engines and configured with a 222-seat layout, are expected to generate lower operating costs, while availing the carrier of the advantages of reduced environmental impact and enhanced passenger experience. CDB Aviation anticipates the remaining eight aircraft to be handed over by the end of January 2020.

The airline offers almost 1500 daily flights and connects 60 domestic destinations and 23 international destinations.

–India News Stream