GoAir, a Wadia Group company, has penned a firm contract for 72 A320neo aircraft following its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed during the Farnborough International Airshow. The agreement reached on 30thDecember 2016, doubles GoAir’s firm order book for the aircraft type to 144. The airline has taken delivery of 4 A320neo from its original contract of 72 aircraft and now has a backlog of 140 A320neo.
GoAir took delivery of its first A320neo in June 2016 and now operates a fleet of twenty three aircraft. With the NEO induction, Go Air will expand its network and offer fliers better connectivity and continue its growth as one of India’s preferred low-cost airline.
GoAir was the first airline to use A320neo in the Spaceflex configuration with 186 seats without compromising on passenger leg room and comfort. The A320neo Family incorporates latest technologies including new generation engines and Sharklet wing tip devices, which together deliver more than 15 percent in fuel savings from day one and 20 percent by 2020 with further cabin innovations.
The A320neo Family is the world’s best-selling single aisle product line with over almost 60 percent share of the market.
GoAir has been assigned rights to start International services and the airline, which recently delayed its plan for an IPO, may start International services before the end of 2017.
IndiGo, Air India and Vistara are the other airlines which have the A320neo on order in India.