Air India inducts first A320neo into its fleet

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Aiming to bolster its capacity in the domestic market, Air India today inducted the first Airbus A320neo aircraft into its fleet.

The Airbus A320neo aircraft has a seat configuration of 162 seats including 12 seats in the business class. This aircraft is fuel efficient and is the first of 14 aircrafts leased from Kuwait headquartered ALAFCO Aviation Lease and Finance Company. Air India thus becomes the first CFM powered NEO operator in India.

Air India plans to induct 29 A320 neo aircraft into its fleet by 2019. The A320neo will join Air India’s existing fleet of 66 A320 family aircraft thus making Air India’s fleet size to 138 planes.

Air India, today, flies one of the youngest, state-of-the-art, fleet of aircraft comprising a mix of the wide-body Boeing B777s, B747s, its latest acquisition- the B787 Dreamliner and the narrow body Airbus A321s, A320s and A319 aircrafts.

Air India occupies a special place in the global and Indian aviation scenario. It pioneered the aviation in India and its history is synonymous with the history of civil aviation in India. Air India is not a mere airline that transports passengers, baggage and cargo. It is a multi-faceted organization.

Air India has grown to become a mega international airline with a network of 35 destinations across the USA, Europe, Australia, Far-East and South-East Asia and the Gulf. The airline’s domestic network covers 53 destinations, including far-flung areas of the North-East, Ladakh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Air India, today, flies one of the youngest, state-of-the-art, fleet of aircraft comprising a mix of the wide-body Boeing B777s, B747s, its latest acquisition- the B787 Dreamliner and the narrow body Airbus A321s, A320s and A319 aircraft.

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