Airbus has marked the delivery of its 1,000th A320 neo Family aircraft, with the A321 neo variant being handed over to Indian low-cost carrier Indigo.
Indigo is the largest operator of the A320 neo Family, with just under 100 aircraft already delivered, and a total of 430 A320 neo Family aircraft on order (across A320 neo and A321 neo variants).
The first A320 neo was delivered to Lufthansa back in 2016 – Business Traveller reviewed the inaugural commercial flight from Frankfurt to Munich:
To date there are a total of 110 customers for A320 neo Family aircraft, with over 6,600 aircraft on order or delivered.
Airbus says that the A320 neo – which can seat up to 240 passengers – “delivers 20 per cent reduced fuel burn as well as 50 per cent less noise compared to previous generation aircraft”.
Commenting on the milestone Ronojoy Dutta, Indigo’s chief executive officer, said:
“We are delighted to add another A321 neo in our fleet as we continue to expand our domestic and international operations.
“The A320 family has enhanced the cost and fuel-efficiency in Indigo’s operations and will strengthen this proposition in future, as we aim to build the best air transportation system in the world.
“I would like to congratulate the Airbus team for delivering their 1000th aircraft. Airbus has been our partner since Indigo’s inception and as we expand, we wish to continue this journey together, achieving more such milestones.”