India’s IndiGo close to mammoth 300-plane Airbus deal: Sources

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Indian budget airline IndiGo is close to placing a near-record order for more than 300 Airbus A320neo-family jets worth at least $33bn at notional catalogue prices to cement its position as India’s largest carrier by market share.

People familiar with the matter told Reuters news agency on Tuesday that IndiGo, part of InterGlobe Aviation, was putting the finishing touches to an order that would include Airbus’s newest jet, a long-range version of the single-aisle A320 type called A321XLR.

IndiGo did not immediately respond to a request for comment. On Monday, a spokeswoman said there were no plans on the order front “as of now”.

Airbus declined to comment. 

SOURCE: Reuters news agency

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