The aircraft purchase agreement with Airbus was signed on Saturday, IndiGo said in a statement today.
In the largest global aircraft order, the Gurgaon-based carrier IndiGo had last October signed a MoU to acquire 250 of the latest Airbus A-320 Neo aircraft worth over USD 25.5 billion or Rs 1.55 lakh crore, as per the list price per aircraft.
The carrier had earlier too placed orders of 100 A-320s in 2005 and another 180 A-320 neos in 2011 worth about USD 11 billion, which was the largest-ever at that time.
"This new order further reaffirms IndiGo's commitment to the long-term development of affordable air transportation in India and overseas. The additional fuel efficient A320neo aircraft will enable us to continue to bring our low fares and courteous, hassle free service to more customers and markets and will create more job opportunities and growth," IndiGo President Aditya Ghosh in the statement.
The A320 Neo comes with many features, including latest generation engines and large Sharklet wing-tip devices, which are 15 percent fuel-efficient from day one and 20 percent by 2020, the statement said.


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