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IndiGo Chooses CFM for Next Round of Engines for Airbus Fleet

India's biggest low-cost carrier, IndiGo, announced on May 21 that it had opted to buy approximately 620 new LEAP-1A engines from CFM International to power its massive Airbus A320neo family fleet, which consists of the A320neo, A321neo and A321XLR aircraft. Although the airline did not reveal the value of the deal, the agreement is said to cost the airline millions of dollars. CFM is a joint venture between US-based GE Aviation and France-based Safran Aircraft Engines. "This agreement includes 620…

IndiGo Looks to Initiate Freight Operations

India's low-cost airline, IndiGo, is looking to purchase four Airbus A321s and converting them to freighters. These aircraft will be the first freighter aircraft in the airline's fleet and the plan for the full freighter configuration comes as demand for air cargo consistently increases. In a statement made on April…

IndiGo, SpiceJet Bolster Domestic Networks

This week, IndiGo announced the addition of seven new domestic routes. The routes are part of the country's UDAN "Regional Connectivity Scheme" that seeks to better connect India and make air travel affordable and expansive. The goal is "letting the common citizen of the country fly," and Indian airlines are…

Indian Aviation Industry Braces For $3.6 Billion Loss, Looks To…

After halting international services into and out of the country, the Indian government announced Monday that it would suspend domestic passenger services starting March 25 in an effort to slow the spread of the novel Coronavirus across the country. Airlines were directed to halt their scheduled passenger operations after 11:59…

IndiGo Places Massive Firm Order for A320neo Jets

Indian low-cost carrier IndiGo has placed an order for 300 A320neo family aircraft in what has been labeled as one of Airbus' largest orders coming from a single carrier. The order is spread out in a mix of A320neos, A321neos and the recently launched A321XLR and is valued at a…

IndiGo and SpiceJet Report Fiscal Year Losses

Two of India's largest carriers have announced losses at the end of their fiscal years. Both IndiGo and SpiceJet reported losses after seeing operating profits from the previous year. At year-end, IndiGo reported a 1.5 billion rupee ($21.6 million USD) loss before tax. In the previous year, the carrier saw…

Indian Airlines Eyeing Jet Airways’ Assets

With the grounding of Jet Airways in mid-April, other Indian airlines have begun circling trying to get a piece of what remains of the carcass. In order to maintain current levels of capacity, the Indian aviation ministry is granting airlines such as SpiceJet and IndiGo many of Jet’s highly-coveted slots…

WOW air Continues to Look For Buyer

Iceland's WOW air has re-entered talks with rival carrier Icelandair for the acquisition of the struggling low-cost carrier. The decision to re-enter the talks with Iceland's main carrier came after Indigo Partners, owner of numerous low-cost carriers such as America's Frontier Airlines and Hungary's WizzAir, ended discussions with WOW. In…

Airline Industry Group in India Requests Financial Assistance for Major…

The Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA), an airline industry group that speaks on behalf of several major carriers, has penned a formal letter to the nation’s aviation ministry requesting assistance in obtaining unsecured loans to offset ongoing losses. As reported in Bloomberg, airlines are “facing challenging times and substantial losses…

IndiGo Plans to Increase Capacity Despite Challenging Quarter

India is expected to grow to become the third largest aviation market in less than 10 years. As previously reported, it is notoriously difficult for airlines in India to make money. Intense competition has driven down fares to the point that in some cases, fares are not able to even…