New Delhi: European aircraft maker Airbus has said that it will supply 125 aircraft to domestic airlines Kingfisher, Jet Airways and soon-to-be-launched IndiGo in deals valued at $13 billion.
The company has received orders for the supply of 100 jets in the single-aisle A320 from IndiGo and 10 aircraft from Jet Airways. The 15 planes order for Kingfisher includes 10 A380 super jumbos - the only buyer among all private airliners in the world, though India still doesn't have a single airport to accommodate the landing of A380.
Besides, Jet has also placed option for 10 more planes, Airbus officials told reporters here.
Officials said that the planes would be sold over the next nine years. While the planes to IndiGo will be supplied over nine years, Kingfisher will get its aircraft over seven years and Jet Airways in the next three years, Airbus officials said.
The Kingfisher deal is a definitive purchase agreement for 15 aircraft. The massive order from IndiGo, being promoted jointly by InterGlobe and Rakesh Gangwal, who has more than two-decades of experience with various airlines, created a stir at the Paris air show last week.
IndiGo is being planned as a low-cost venture, entering the market with a nation-wide network and a full fleet of jets.
''India is one of the world's most promising markets. We have projected that India needs 570 aircraft by 2023 and Airbus expects to win at least half of this $55 billion-market,'' Airbus officials said. Against the global average of 5 per cent, air travel in India is growing at around 20 per cent, officials pointed out.
Meanwhile, the French aircraft manufacturer, Airbus has dropped its demands for a probe into the recent Air India-Boeing deal.