IndiGo pushes back delivery of two leased Airbus A320

The domestic budget carrier currently has 94 aircraft in the fleet as against its target of 96 planes by the last fiscal.

hidden April 05, 2015 15:11:45 IST
IndiGo pushes back delivery of two leased Airbus A320

New Delhi: No-frills airline IndiGo has pushed back the delivery of two leased Airbus A320 to the third week of this month.

IndiGo pushes back delivery of two leased Airbus A320

An IndiGo aircraft. Reuters

As part of a subleasing agreement with Singapore-based budget airline Tiger Air last year, the Gurgaon-based carrier had to take the delivery of 12 such planes between October 2014 and 31 March this year.

"IndiGo, however, could take the delivery of 10 aircraft during this period," sources told PTI in New Delhi.

The domestic budget carrier currently has 94 aircraft in the fleet as against its target of 96 planes by the last fiscal.

When contacted, an IndiGo spokesperson confirmed the deferment of aircraft deliveries.

"We currently have a fleet of 94 aircraft...... It will be 96 by the 3rd week of April 2015, the spokesperson told PTI in response to a query.

The airline, however, did not specify reasons for pushing back the delivery schedule.

The airline said it had added three aircraft between 20 February and 31 March this year, which took its fleet size to 94 planes.

Tiger Air, which is now majority-owned subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, had decided to sublease these planes to IndiGo as part of its capacity and cost management programme.

The planes have been leased to IndiGo for a period of three-four years.

PTI

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