"Paris Air Show". Air Mauritius confirms order for three A-350 aircraft
Saudi flynas signed order for 30 A-320neo; IndiGo places order record for 500 A-320
Air Mauritius has confirmed an order for three A-350 aircraft to expand its network in Europe and South Asia.
The three latest generation aircraft will bring carrier’s A-350 fleet to a total of seven. The airline already operates four A-350 and four A-330 Airbus aircraft.
The A-350 is the world’s most modern and efficient widebody aircraft and the long range leader in the 300-410 seater category. The model offers the longest range capability of any commercial airliner Family in production today with a range of up to 9,700nm non-stop.
flynas, the Saudi air carrier and a leading low-cost airline in the Middle East, has firmed up an order with Airbus for 30 new A-320neo Family aircraft, taking the airline’s total order with Airbus to 120 A-320neo aircraft, including 10 A-321XRLs.
This significant announcement reaffirms flynas' position as a key player in the Kingdom’s aviation industry and highlights the airline’s ambitious plans to keep expanding its fleet with the world’s most modern and fuel-efficient single aisle aircraft.
flynas is an all Airbus operator and was the first airline in Saudi Arabia to acquire the A-320neo. The carrier currently operates a fleet of 32 A-320neos, 13 A-320ceos and four A-330/300s. The addition of these new aircraft will support the airline’s growth plans as it continues to expand its international routes and destinations network.
IndiGo, India’s largest airline by market share, has placed a firm order for 500 A-320 Family aircraft, setting the record for the biggest single purchase agreement in the history of commercial aviation. The latest agreement takes the total number of Airbus aircraft on order by IndiGo to 1,330, establishing its position as the world’s biggest A-320 Family customer.
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" (June 19-25).
New Delhi-headquartered IndiGo is among the fastest growing carriers in the world. Since its first A-320neo aircraft was delivered in March 2016, its fleet of A-320neo Family has grown into one of the world’s largest with 264 aircraft in operation (162 A-320neo, 79 A-321neo, 21 A-320ceo and 2 A-321 freighters. IndiGo placed its first order with Airbus in 2005 (100 A-320 Family) and again in 2011 (180 A-320 Family including the NEO), in 2014 (250neo Family), and in 2019 (300 A-320neo Family) taking its previous total order book to 830 A-320 Family aircraft.
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