The aircraft will be delivered between 2030 and 2035
The European giant Airbus announced yesterday that it secured, on the first day of the Paris Air Show, a record order from the Indian company IndiGo for 500 aircraft, as reported by Reuters. The multibillion-dollar deal is the largest in history by aircraft count, eclipsing an initial deal to buy 470 planes from Air India earlier this year, as India's two biggest carriers prepare for a jump in travel demand in next years.
“This is just the beginning, there is more to come. With the growth of India (and) the growth of the Indian aviation market … this is the right time to move forward with this particular order,” CEO Peter Elbers said at a press conference.
The aircraft will delivered between 2030 and 2035.
“No one has placed an order of this size,” said IndiGo CEO Peter Elbers. “It shows the potential of aviation in India and our own ambition,” he noted, as reported by Bloomberg.
The latest order brings IndiGo's total orders close to 1,000 planes, according to Bloomberg. Airbus is also in talks with Grupo Viva Aerobus SAB for a large order of planes that would fuel the low-cost carrier's expansion from Mexico, people with knowledge of the discussions said.
The companies are in talks. and may announce a deal at the Paris air show, said sources involved in the negotiations, who asked not to be identified. An order could exceed 100 aircraft, one of them commented.
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