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IndiGo to cut fleet size over the next two years amid Covid-19 pandemic

IndiGo, operated by InterGlobe Aviation Ltd., hasn't engaged in any major renegotiation with Airbus SE on new deliveries, but it will keep returning as many as 40 older planes a year, Dutta said

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IndiGo will trim its fleet size over the next two years as the coronavirus pandemic continues to weigh on Asia’s biggest budget airline by market value and other carriers around the world.

“Fleet count will be stagnant, go down a little,” Chief Executive Officer Ronojoy Dutta told analysts during a post-earnings conference call Thursday. “In 2022, we will be down slightly, by 2023, we will be up again.”

IndiGo, operated by InterGlobe Aviation Ltd., hasn’t engaged in any “major renegotiation” with Airbus SE on new deliveries, but it will keep returning as many as 40 older planes a year, Dutta said. IndiGo
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First Published: Oct 31 2020 | 12:12 AM IST

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