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Deccan orders 30 more Airbus A320s

Air Deccan placed a firm order with Airbus for 30 more A320s on 22nd December, taking its…

Air Deccan placed a firm order with Airbus for 30 more A320s on 22nd December, taking its firm orders for the type to 62 aircraft. Each Airbus A320 will seat 180 passengers in a single-class layout.

We need more aircraft to respond to the tremendous growth in air traffic that we are experiencing in India, says Air Deccan CEO and founding Managing Director Captain G.R. Gopinath, and the Airbus A320, with its first-class economics, modern design and proven reliability, is the natural choice for low-cost carriers such as us.

Bangalore-based Air Deccan was India`s first low-cost carrier, and began flying Airbus A320s in 2004. It now flies Airbus A320s and ATR 42s and 72s to more destinations in India than any other airline.

As the first low-cost carrier in India, Air Deccan has generated a new market by making air travel affordable to more people, says Airbus President and Chief Executive Officer Gustav Humbert. Add strong economic growth, and you see why India is such a fast-growing market, on which Air Deccan is well placed to capitalise.

Unlike competing aircraft, the Airbus A320 Family delivers many features as standard, such as weight-saving carbonfibre primary structure, a choice of engines and auxiliary power units, a fuel-saving aerodynamic design that includes wingtip fences, weight-saving carbon brakes, cost-saving centralised maintenance, and category 3B autoland.

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