| Airlines |
| Air India Inducts First A320neo Into Its Fleet |
Aiming to bolster its capacity in the domestic market, Air India has 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
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 aircraft.