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Budget airline IndiGo on Monday said Airbus has confirmed to deliver 24 A320 Neo aircraft to the airline starting from March 2016 to March 2017. Also Read - Over 19 People Killed in Massive Forest Fire in China’s Sichuan Province



“The new A320 Neo powered by Pratt and Whitney’s fuel efficient geared turbo fan engines will enable us to structurally reduce our costs as fuel continues to be the single largest element of our cost structure,” said IndiGo president Aditya Ghosh in a statement. Also Read - BWF Freezes Rankings Amid Coronavirus Outbreak, Standings Backdated to March 17 to be Basis For Entry in Future Events

The development marks IndiGo’s next phase of growth and its aim to make air travel more accessible to Indians, he said. Also Read - Delhi Police Detains Over 3,000 Violators of COVID-19 Lockdown, Then Lets Them Off With Warning



However, the total number of planes fell to 24 from the originally planned 26, the statement added.