The airline has been in discussion with both boeing and airbus for a new widebody aircraft order.indigo is reportedly nearing a sizable order of 25 Boeing 787 widebody aircraft. The Indian giant is looking to expand internationally and offer more destinations outside of the subcontinent.
Sources familiar with the situation have told Reuters that IndiGo is leaning towards ordering the Boeing 787, although no final decision has been reached. IndiGo did not immediately respond when reached for comment.
Since March, IndiGo has been in talks with both Boeing and Airbus regarding its widebody plans. Having fuel-efficient, modern, high-capacity aircraft will allow the airline to continue its expansion into new markets. IndiGo has recently launched new routes to Africa and Asia-Pacific and has partnered with several airlines in Europe. Its continued goal is to double its capacity by the end of the decade, and expanding its route variety goes hand in hand with this goal.
IndiGo has been a big supporter of the Airbus A320 aircraft line over the years. Beginning in 2005, the airline ordered 100 A320s and an additional 180 in 2011. Just three years after that, it ordered an additional 250 A320neos. Finally, the airline ordered 300 more in 2019. Along with the addition of the airline's most recent order, IndiGo is set to receive 1,330 A320 aircraft.