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IndiGo gears up for a new mega order with Airbus

New Delhi - The Indian low-cost IndiGo is in talks with Airbus for a mega order. IndiGo mainly has the long-range version of the A321neo in mind.

IndiGo, the largest airline of India and the largest budget carrier of Asia, takes delivery of a new aircraft approximately every week. The airline could keep the same delivery pace over the next two years when the number of aircraft on order is taken into account.

The company thinks it's now time for a new mega order.

According to Chief Executive Ronojoy Dutta, IndiGo needs planes with more flight range. That is why we are looking at the Airbus A321LR with great interest, he said during an interview with Bloomberg news agency.

"When we place an order, we certainly order a large quantity," said Dutta, without specifying the number of the aircraft in the potential order. The smallest order of the Indian operator was for 100 Airbus A320 in 2005, which was valued at $6 Billion.

IndiGo is one of the few Indian airlines with sufficient resources to support its fleet and route network growth.