The world’s fastest-growing airline, IndiGo
IndiGo has been officially declared as the fastest growing airline on the planet according to OAG, the industry analyst. Its passenger capacity of for 2016 was 53 million. It represents a 27.5 per cent increase on its capacity of 40.8 million for 2015.
The carrier has a fleet of 143, where all the aircraft are either A320s or A320neos with seating capacity of 180. It has already ordered for 454 aircraft out of which 380 are A320neos. It is the largest operator of the A320neo model. Other aircraft on order are 25 A321neos, and 49 smaller ATR 72-600s, which have room for just 74 on board.
The ATRs are intended to be deployed when Indian Government’s regional connectivity scheme takes root. Under the scheme 100 new airports will be created in remote parts of India over next three years facilitating regional air travel.
OAG is an air travel intelligence company based in United Kingdom. It provides digital information of more than 900 airlines and over 4,000 airports.