Airbus wins biggest jet order from Indigo Partners

Emirates Boeing 787 10

Emirates Boeing 787 10

The new jets will be divided among its Frontier Airlines, JetSMART, Volaris and Wizz Air carriers. IndiGo and Indigo Partners are separate firms with separate management.

"An order for 430 aircraft is remarkable, but it's particularly gratifying to all of us at Airbus when it comes from a group of airline professionals who know our products as well as the folks at Indigo Partners do".

Until Wednesday, the only major deal announced at the Dubai Air Show came on Sunday, when long-haul carrier Emirates purchased 40 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners in a $15.1 billion deal.

According to commentators, the deal marked a dramatic turnaround for Airbus, which had been lagging behind Boeing in the contest for orders so far this year and had a bad start to the 12 -16 November air show.

A320neos list for 108.4 million dollars (£82 million) apiece and A321neos at 127 million dollars (£96 million), although airlines and manufacturers often negotiate lower prices for big deals like these.

The Gulf super-connector has hinted, along with many of its peers, that it sees the future in smaller more efficient aircraft. "I can see a place in transcontinental United States of America and Asia", he said, adding it would suit markets with congested airports but relatively low freight traffic, where airlines may not be willing to bet on a traditional twin-aisle jet sitting more than 250 people.

Emirates Airbus A380 100th plane
The 100th Emirates Airbus A380. Emirates

Wednesday saw two enormous aircraft purchase orders for both Airbus and Boeing, in one of the most record-breaking days in recent aviation business history, Dubai Airshow organizer F&E Aerospace said in an e-mailed statement on Wednesday. The new crop of aircraft will be added to the flydubai fleet from as soon as 2019.

Flydubai's first 737 MAX 8 takes off from Boeing's Seattle delivery center in July.

"We are extremely honored that flydubai has selected to be an all-Boeing operator for many years to come", Kevin McAllister, Boeing Commercial Airlines' president and CEO, said today in a news release. "This caps a terrific week for all of us at Boeing".

An anticipated order for A380 superjumbos worth $16 billion failed to materialize at the last moment on Sunday, forcing Emirates and Airbus into further talks to finalise a deal.

Emirates now relies exclusively on the Airbus 380 and the Boeing 777 for its flights, making it the largest operator of both.

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