NEW DELHI: Vistara received its first purchased A320neo, powered by CFM International’s LEAP engines, in Delhi on Saturday from the Airbus production site in Toulouse, France.
It will be the 46th aircraft to be added to its fleet. Of 46, 43 are leased while the rest have been purchased.
“It (the aircraft delivered today) is one of 13 Airbus A320neo that Vistara purchased in 2018 as part of a larger order totaling 50 Airbus A320neo family aircraft, including the Airbus A321neo as well. », Indicates the press release of the airline company. .
Vistara has seven A320ceo, 29 A320neo, two Boeing B787-9 and six Boeing 737-800NG in its fleet. Of these, two B787-9s and an A320neo have been purchased and the others are on lease.
“The new set of A320neo aircraft that Vistara has added to its fleet has a higher range capacity (77 tonnes maximum take-off weight), allowing the airline to cover longer regional international routes without payload restrictions, ”the statement read.
The delivery comes at a time when India and its aviation industry have been hit hard by the second wave of coronavirus infection.
Domestic air travel has declined significantly in the country over the past two weeks.
On February 28, around 3.13 lakh of domestic air passengers traveled to India. As of May 25, domestic flights were operating in India with only around 39,000 passengers.