Hyderabad: French aircraft manufacturer Airbus on Wednesday delivered one A320 aircraft each to flag carrier, Air India, and low-cost private carrier, IndiGo, in Hyderabad during the ongoing India Aviation 2010 airshow.
This delivery makes it a total of 74 out of a total of 111 aircraft ordered by Air India from Airbus and Boeing for its domestic and international operations. A merged Air India has on order 43 Airbus aircraft, of which 20 are A321, 19 A319 and four A320's. With the latest delivery the carrier now has received 19 A321, 19 A319 and one A320 Airbus aircraft.
"The remaining A320 and A321 aircraft are scheduled to be delivered by April," airline officials said.
The airline also has on order 68 Boeing aircraft of which 35 -- eight B777-200LR, nine B777-300ER and 18 B737-200 have been delivered. The 737-200's are meant for low cost operative Air India Express.
Currently, Air India flies to 51 international destinations across US, Europe, Canada, East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Gulf. It has 62 destinations on its domestic network.
The A320 delivered to IndiGo makes it that carrier's 25th aircraft. It has a total of 100 aircraft on order.