At least one of the Airbus A320neos formerly ordered by Qatar Airways has been repainted in the livery of Indian operator IndiGo.
Qatar Airways had ordered 34 A320neos but began cancelling individual airframes during a spat over their Pratt & Whitney PW1100G powerplants. Four had been cancelled by the end of last year.
Three aircraft carrying Qatar Airways colours remained parked, without engines, in a location close to the Airbus facility in Toulouse at the time of the airframer’s annual orders briefing on 11 January.
Images of MSN6772, the first for the Doha-based airline, and test-flown in Qatar livery, have recently emerged showing the aircraft at Hamburg Finkenwerder repainted in IndiGo’s scheme.
Qatar Airways still has 30 A320neos on order but Airbus recently indicated that it was negotiating to convert a number of these to the larger A321neo.