October 1, 2022
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Air India to induct 30 planes over next 15 months

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NEW DELHI: Air India on Monday mentioned it’ll progressively induct 30 new plane, together with 5 wide-body Boeing planes, from December this 12 months, because the Tatas-owned airline seems to spice up its home and worldwide companies. The airline has signed leases and letters of intent for inducting 5 wide-body Boeing and 25 Airbus narrow-body planes over the following 15 months.
“These new plane, which can enter service from late 2022, will enhance the airline’s fleet by over 25 per cent. Not counting the ten long-grounded narrow-body and 6 wide-body plane which were returned to service in current months, these new plane mark the primary main fleet growth since Air India’s acquisition by the Tata Group earlier this 12 months,” it mentioned in a launch.
The planes being leased embrace 21 Airbus A320 neos, 4 Airbus A321 neos and 5 Boeing B777-200LRs.
The B777-200LRs will be part of the fleet between December 2022 and March 2023. They are going to be deployed on routes from Indian metro cities to the US.
“Mumbai will see the addition of flights to San Francisco in addition to to each of the New York space’s worldwide airports, Newark Liberty and John F Kennedy, whereas Bangalore will obtain a 3x weekly service to San Francisco.
“These plane will lead to Air India providing premium economic system haul flights for the primary time,” the assertion mentioned.
In keeping with the discharge, the 4 A321 neo plane are anticipated to affix the fleet within the first quarter of calendar 12 months 2023, whereas the 21 A320 neos might be inducted within the second half of 2023.
These plane might be deployed on home sectors in addition to for short-haul worldwide locations.
“After a very long time with out vital development, Air India is delighted to renew increasing its fleet and international footprint. These new plane, along with current plane being returned to service, deal with a direct want for extra capability and connectivity, and mark a robust step ahead,” Air India CEO and managing director Campbell Wilson mentioned.
At present, the airline’s narrow-body fleet stands at 70 plane. Out of them, 54 are in service and the remaining 16 plane will progressively return to service by early 2023.
Air India’s wide-body fleet stands at 43 plane, of which 33 are operational. The remainder will return to service by early 2023.

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