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Airbus reveals largest-ever order

Indigo Partners orders 430 Airbus A320 family aircraft

Airbus announced at the Dubai Airshow that Indigo Partners has placed the largest-ever order for 430 aircraft, totalling US$49.5 billion at list price.

Indigo Partners, which owns Frontier Airlines in the US, Wizz Air in Europe, Jetsmart in Chile and Volaris in Mexico, has placed an order for 273 A320neos and 157 A321neos. Airbus says when added to the firm’s previous A320 orders for 427 planes, the new agreement makes Indigo Partners one of the largest customers by order number in the world for the Airbus single-aisle aircraft.

Indigo Partners says the aircraft will be allocated among its four airlines. Managing partner Bill Franke said: “The significant commitment for 430 additional aircraft underscores our optimistic view of the growth potential of our family of low-cost airlines, as well as our confidence in the A320neo family as a platform for that growth.”

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