It’s Now Clear: Indigo Wants To Be India’s Largest Airline Player, May Place A Big Aircraft Order In Early 2015

It’s Now Clear: Indigo Wants To Be India’s Largest Airline Player, May Place A Big Aircraft Order In Early 2015

Rumours are rife that Indigo is planning to place a large order of airplanes. The decision may be taken up by one of the most successful low-cost Airlines to operate in India in the first quarter of 2015. Reports suggest that Indigo might order 100 new Airbus A320. Tiger Airways too inked a deal with Indigo to lease 12 of its A320s to the Indian aviation major. Indigo also wants to phase-out its old jets and replace them with the new ones. The closest competitor, Spicejet might also expand its base and get newer jets.
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Indigo already enjoys a good market share in Indian aviation industry and further wants to extend its reach. This seems to be a move in the right direction as new international airlines and tie ups are coming up in India. For instance, Air Asia has been rampant in the southern part of the country, and the recent Tata Singapore Airlines deal might offer tough competition to Indian aviation players soon.

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It’s worth noting that Indigo is the only Indian airline that has been reported year on year profits. So, does this mean Indigo is ready to leap into the long-haul fleet sector? At present, Indigo operates within the 5 hour fly time bracket alone. With medium to long haul flight sectors, they might want to cover places like southern Africa and Europe. However, nothing solid has been reported on these lines.

2014 has already been exciting for the aviation industry, with new partnerships and international deals. By the looks of it, 2015 is going to be the same as domestic carriers expand base and test international waters.