Wadia Group promoted airlines GoAir, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus to add 72 new aircrafts, doubling its order book to 144 A320 neo aircrafts.

The airline inducted the first A320 neo — which have better fuel efficiency — in June last year and now has a fleet of 23 aircraft.”With the neo induction, Go Air will expand its network and offer fliers better connectivity and continue its growth as one of India’s preferred low-cost airline,” it said in a release today. Commenting on the order, John Leahy, Airbus Commercial Aircraft chief operating officer — customers said, “The A320neo offers unbeatable operating costs and GoAir’s passengers will continue to enjoy the unrivalled comfort that only Airbus aircraft offer.”

The single aisle A320 neo family of aircraft has new generation engines and Sharklet wing tip devices, which together deliver over 15 per cent in fuel savings while 20 per cent would be there with further cabin innovations by 2020, the release said. “We are delighted that GoAir has renewed its confidence in Airbus. The A320 neo offers unbeatable operating costs… By doubling its order to 144 aircraft, GoAir will benefit from a greatly expanded network,” Leahy added.