Chiad From Norway, joined May 2006, 1028 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 8065 times:
The Indian IndiGo plans to buy 150 planes within three years
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian airline low cost IndiGo has received approval from New Delhi to buy 150 aircraft over the next two or three years the group wishing to develop international flights, says one of its leaders.
IndiGo will have completed five years of activity in August 2011, which will give him the right to offer flights to foreign countries.
"We look at all manufacturers," said Rahul Bhatia, the CEO of InterGlobe Enterprises, the parent of the airline. He did not say how the group had to spend on these planes.
Booming Indian aviation sector has nearly a dozen companies and seeks to expand its fleet as strong economic growth supports the air transport market.
Boeing, Airbus to compete with the sale of appliances in India, believes the country will buy 1,150 commercial aircraft for an estimated $ 130 billion (101 billion euros) during the next twenty years.
Rahul Bhatia also said that Indigo does not provide the immediate go public.
According to two sources, the company had hired four banks to prepare for its IPO to raise 400 million dollars.
Rajesh Kumar Singh, Florent Le Quintrec for the French service, edited by Nicolas Delame
Chiad From Norway, joined May 2006, 1028 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 6556 times:
Quoting Lumberton (Reply 5): What if Boeing offers a new design? Will they opt for more A320s?
I think it has less to do with what if, rather then when.
A new design from Boeing will not be available before (my guess) 2018 at earliest.
A320 NEO will come around before that.
And if it doesn't IndiGo will settle with A320's that already fits with their fleet.
As a fast growing LCC I suspect that IndiGo will need their planes much earlier than Boeing can deliver their new design.
arniepie From Belgium, joined Aug 2005, 1265 posts, RR: 1 Reply 7, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 6449 times:
Wouldn't the Superjet made by Sukhoi be a good candidate?
It did rather well on Farnoborough, also outside the former CIS countries and capacity and range wise it could work very well in India.
Also there seem to be lots of ties between the Indian aeronautics industry and Sukhoi, so why not.
It probably is cheaper than both A and B and maybe even Embraer, also it seems to be very quiet and economical.
Cricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2960 posts, RR: 7 Reply 8, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5692 times:
What Indigo does depends completely on what they decide to become, a regional international carrier or do they want to expand service into smaller airports. I expect a A320 family order, but involving a change of engines - CFM instead of IAE because the problems the V2500's are having in India of late.
LAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5085 posts, RR: 48 Reply 11, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3178 times:
Quoting keesje (Reply 10): Few yrs ago Indigo orders were qualified as Airbus Vaporware..
I do remember that sentiment was held by many on A.net. Indigo is probably the best run airline in India, and I hope they will look into the idea of using WBs to fly to Europe/NE Asia from their hub in DEL in about five years.