IndiGo pushes back delivery of two leased Airbus A320

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

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 March 31 this year.

“IndiGo, however, could take the delivery of 10 aircraft during this period,” sources told PTI here.

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 February 20 and March 31 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 3-4 years.