Boeing in the lead for the sale of wide-body aircraft to IndiGo

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Indigo is in talks to buy planes from the family 787 Dreamliner of Boeing, which were in competition with the A330neo Airbus, sources familiar with the matter said.

Boeing became the favorite to secure an order of approximately 25 IndiGo’s jumbo jets, industry sources told Reuters on Monday, as India’s largest airline, by number of passengers carried with nearly 60% of the domestic market, is deepening its international expansion with new destinations.

No decision has been finalized, the sources said, requesting anonymity as the negotiations are confidential. IndiGo said it does not comment on speculation. Boeing did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Airbus said it never comments on discussions it may or may not have with existing and potential customers.

The airline has come a long way since launching its maiden flight e

n 2006 until June 19 of that year, when she signed the largest order in aviation history with 500 A320 aircraft. With its fleet of more than 300 aircraft to date, the airline operates some 1,900 daily flights, connects 79 domestic destinations and will soon expand its international network to 32 destinations.

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