In just one week, Airbus signed two significant purchase orders of the A320neo model thus achieving a new sales record. Its success is due to the fact that this version consumes 20% less fuel and the emission of turbine sounds is 50% lower compared to the previous models, thanks to the new generation of turbines and the new sharklets; It has a capacity of 240 passengers and in addition, its corridor is the widest in the market among those of narrow fuselage.
One of the fastest-growing airlines in India called IndiGo requested 300 units of this family of aircraft and became one of the largest orders received by Airbus from a single operator.
This commercial operation is valued at 29,800 million euros, and although they have not yet given the specific number of each model, the order will also include the A320neo, A321neo, and A321XLR. The latter is a variant of this family of aircraft for being the ultra-long radius and single-aisle, being able to reach up to 8,700 kilometers of autonomy, with a 30% lower fuel consumption compared to other aircraft.
This negotiation is extremely important for IndiGo since the efficiency of consumption of the A320neo will allow it to maintain its mission of being a low-cost airline.
“In an extremely competitive market, the effectiveness of the A320 family will be key for IndiGo to become the largest airline in India in terms of fleet size and number of passengers,” Airbus said in a statement.
And not only IndiGo will benefit from the purchase of these planes; Spirit Airlines also signed a purchase order to acquire 100 aircraft of the A320neo family, including some units of the A319neo and the A321neo.
We know that this low-cost American airline already has 140 A320 aircraft, and it intends to expand its network throughout the rest of the US, the Caribbean, and Latin America by acquiring 100 more.
And although this is good news for Airbus, Guillaume Faury (CEO of Airbus) announced that the European manufacturer may cut deliveries, ending the year with 860 units ready, which would be 30 less than the 890 they had previously projected.