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IndiGo becomes No.1 airlines of India to have 200 aircraft

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Mumbai: Budget carrier IndiGo has said that it has become the first domestic airline to have 200 aircraft in its fleet.

Four new aircraft have joined the fleet, including two Airbus A320 ceo (VT-IKA and VT-IKB) and two A320 neo (VT IZK AND VT-IZI), taking the fleet count to 200 and number of deliveries to 226, IndiGo said in an internal communication.

 

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With the addition of VT-IZI, IndiGo has become the first Indian airline to have 200 aircraft in its fleet, the largest domestic carrier said in the communication.

The Gurgaon-based no-frills carrier, which enjoys over 40 per cent of the total domestic traffic, had inducted the 100th aircraft on December 24, 2015.

 

IndiGo in now India’s first carrier to have 200 aircraft in its fleet:

 

“It has taken us only three years to take delivery of another 100 planes,” it added.

 

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The airline’s fleet now comprises 123 A320ceos (current engine option), 61 A320 neos (new engine option) as well as 12 regional jets ATR.

IndiGo currently offers over 1,200 flights to 63 domestic destinations, which include 49 domestic and 14 international ones.

 

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India raises customs duty on all imports from Pakistan to 200% after withdrawing MFN status over Pulwama attack

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A day after withdrawing the Most Favoured Nation status to Pakistan, India on Saturday slapped a 200 per cent import duty on all goods originating or exported from Pakistan.

To enable this, an official notification amended the First Schedule to the Customs Tariffs Act inserting an entry “all goods originating in or exported from the Islamic Republic of Pakistan” for which the duty will be 200 per cent.
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The government decision comes as part of retaliation on the neighbour after 49 CRPF troopers were killed in the worst terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir by an activist belonging to Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohhammed which accepted the responsibility for the attack.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday announced that India will withdraw the ‘Most Favoured Nation’ status accorded to Pakistan with immediate effect in the aftermath of the terror attack.

India has accorded the status to all members of the World Trade Organisation in accordance with provisions of the Article 1 of General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, 1994.

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