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Why sale and leaseback is the centerpiece of IndiGo’s massive aircraft orders

Updated : October 31, 2019 11:45 AM IST

With IndiGo’s latest shopping trip for 300 Airbus planes, India’s airlines collectively have 1,200+ aircraft on order — more than double the existing Indian commercial aviation fleet.
In a sale and leaseback model (SLB), an airline acquires the aircraft at an attractive price and sells the aircraft to a lessor — ideally at a profit — and leases it back for its own use.
The massive order volumes enable IndiGo to acquire aircraft at very competitive costs.
Why sale and leaseback is the centerpiece of IndiGo’s massive aircraft orders

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