Indian signs contract for 43 A320s

Indian, set for major expansion

INDIAN Airlines has signed a contract for 43 Airbus A320 family aircraft. The deal was signed by the chairman and managing director of Indian Airlines, Dr Vishwapati Trivedi, and executive vice president, Airbus, Dr Kiran Rao.

Indian has ordered 43 Airbus A320 Family aircraft - comprising 20 A319s, four A320s and 19 A321s. The deal marks the first time that an Indian carrier has selected the Airbus A321. All of the Airbus aircraft will feature two-class cabin layouts and be powered by CFM International CFM56-5 engines.
“The acquisition of the 43 aircraft of the A320 family will allow Indian Airlines to step up growth and modernisation, expand its market and further improve the quality of its product offering,” said Indian Airlines CMD Dr. Vishwapati Trivedi.
“Indian Airlines’ new commitment to the Airbus A320 Family rejuvenates a partnership between our companies that began over 30 years ago, and which is now set to continue into the future,” says Airbus president and CEO Gustav Humbert. “It also highlights how the benefits of Airbus aircraft shine through in the toughest and most comprehensive of airline evaluations”.