IndiGo has received the 1,000th A320neo aircraft manufactured by Airbus.
The Indian carrier is the world’s largest customer for the A320neo, with orders totaling 430 aircraft.
Since its first neo was delivered in March 2016, IndiGo’s fleet of A320neos has grown into the world’s largest with 96 aircraft operating alongside 129 A320s.
The fuel efficient A320 family has been important to IndiGo’s rise to become India’s largest airline by fleet size and passenger numbers.
The world’s first A320neo was delivered in January 2016. The first A321neo was delivered in 2017; the first A321LR in 2018 and the A321XLR launched in 2019.
Produced in Hamburg, Germany, the A320neo is Airbus’ answer to the growing demand for fuel efficient jets.
The aircraft delivers 20% reduced fuel burn as well as 50% less noise compared to previous generation aircraft.
Seating up to 240 passengers, depending on cabin configuration, the A320neo features the widest single aisle cabin and incorporates new generation engines and Sharklets.
At the end of September 2019, the A320neo had received more than 6,660 firm orders from close to 110 customers worldwide.