Big Planes for SaleLarge aircraft for sale
S. company Indigo Partners for $49.5 billion under the largest ever deal concluded by the U.S. carrier.
273 Airbus A 320neos and 157 Airbus A321neos are the subject of the transaction at the Dubai Air Show. A 320neos lists for $108.4 million each and A 321neos lists for $127 million. Indepigo Partners is a privately held company headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. Airbus' largest sale to date took place in August 2015, when the company divested 250 Airbus 320neos to IndiGo, the low-cost carrier from India, with an estimate of $26 billion at listed fares.
Independent IndiGo and Indigo Partners are distinct companies with their own independent managements. By Wednesday, the only big deal advertised at the Dubai Air Show came on Sunday, when long-haul airline Emirates bought 40 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner planes worth 15.1 billion dollars. Airbus, headquartered in Toulouse, France, is committed to the continuation of manufacturing its two-stage A380 widebody on Emirates, the world's biggest airline operating the plane.
Pre-flight stories show that a large A380 sale is imminent. On Sunday, staff at the Airbus even held a press briefing where they expected the A380 to be sold. Instead, they found the state republics who made the deals with Boeing before Dubai's sovereign Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Now, when it comes to flight operations, the company exclusively uses the A380 and Boeing 777, making it the biggest of both.
Today it has 165 Boeing 777s in its aircraft and took delivery of its hundredth A380 at the beginning of this year.