Tuesday, March 21, 2017

IndiGo Eyes A321neo Switch in Airbus Order

InterGlobe Aviation Ltd, which operates India's biggest airline by market share IndiGo, said it is seeking to convert some of its Airbus A320neo planes on order to A321neos, which will allow it to fly longer distances with more passengers on board.

IndiGo, which has about 400 A320neo planes on order, is adding about two planes a month to its fleet of 129.

The planes are offering fuel savings of 15%, IndiGo president Aditya Ghosh said on the sidelines of the opening of an Airbus training facility in the capital on Friday.

The A320neo accommodates as many as 189 passengers, while the A321neo carries as many as 240. Conversion to the A321 planes will allow IndiGo to make more effective use of its landing slots in congested airports like Mumbai and Delhi.
20/03/17 Tarun Shukla/Aviation Pros