IndiGo, the Indian low-cost carrier, has chosen to convert some of its orders for the Airbus A320neo to the bigger A321neo.

IndiGo, world’s biggest A320neo customer

Last year IndiGo placed an order for 250 aircraft with Airbus. The order for 250 Airbus A320neo aircraft became the biggest order in history in terms of ordered units. In total, the airline has ordered 430 Airbus A320neo aircraft of which 9 already have been delivered.

The Indian carrier also has 107 Airbus A320 current engine option aircraft in its fleet. 22 of which were added to the fleet to meet demand as the A320neo coped with production and delivery delays.

When placing the order for the Airbus A320neo, IndiGo was given some flexibility to convert some of its orders to the Airbus A321neo airframes instead.

The airline has used this space and did a one-for-one swap. The airline now has 20 A321neos on order and 401 unfilled orders for the Airbus A320neo. The Airbus A321neo can seat up to 50 passengers more, making it a suitable aircraft for routes on which demand is high.

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