Air India Shows Off First A350-900

The order will rejuvenate the airline once known for its fabulous service and operational excellence.

The Tata Group-owned airline ordered 140 A320neo and 70 A321neo single-aisle aircraft as well as 34 A350-1000 and six A350-900s.

From, Boeing the airline has purchased 190 737 MAX, 20 787 Dreamliner and 10 777X aircraft and taken options for 50 additional 737 MAXs and 20 787-9s.

Campbell Wilson, CEO and MD, Air India said at the time of the Aibus order: “Airbus has been a longstanding partner of Air India, and these new aircraft will play an important part in delivering Air India’s comprehensive transformation and growth strategy. A core element of this transformation is the significant expansion of our network, both domestically and internationally, coupled with the elevation of our on-ground and onboard product to world-class standards. This order marks the start of a new chapter for both Airbus and Air India.”

Mr Campbeill said of the Boeing order: “This acquisition of nearly 300, highly advanced Boeing jets is a core element of Vihaan.AI, the comprehensive transformation and growth strategy we are pursuing at Air India,” said Mr Wilson. “These new airplanes will enable us to dramatically expand our network, both domestically and internationally, and will come with a completely new, world-class onboard product enabling passengers to travel in the highest levels of comfort and safety. With this order, we are delighted to take our long relationship with Boeing to a new level.”

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Air India has released these shots of the interior of its stunning new A350-900 which was delivered this week.

The A350-900 is fitted with 28 luxurious and private suites with full-flat beds in Business Class, 24 Premium Economy seats with extra legroom and comfort, and 264 spacious & ergonomic Economy Class seats.

Earlier this year the airline in a bid to go back to its glory days placed a massive order for 250 Airbus and 220 Boeing aircraft.

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