Indian low-cost carrier Go Air has agreed to acquire up to 20 Airbus A320 family aircraft for its narrowbody fleet.

The carrier is to take ten firm aircraft and has placed options on another ten. It has yet to disclose whether the jets will be purchased or leased.

Go Air managing director Jeh Wadia tells ATI that the airline today concluded a long negotiation period with Airbus and Boeing and says: “We have chosen Airbus as our long-term partner; the A320 family is the choice of product for us.”

Boeing had been proposing its 737 aircraft to the airline.

Wadia says that the Mumbai-based carrier has yet to make an engine selection. This, he says, will take place in the “next couple of weeks”.

While Go Air has indicated that it would prefer to take first deliveries in 2007, Wadia says that the airline has yet to finalise a delivery schedule.

Source: Flight Daily News