Air India has taken delivery of its 125th Boeing airplane. The airplane is the 27th 787-8 Dreamliner for the national carrier.
Rajiv Bansal, Chairman and Managing Director, Air India said, “Boeing airplanes are, and always have been, the foundation of Air India's fleet, providing us with the very best in economics, fuel efficiency, flexibility and passenger comfort. Taking delivery of our 125th Boeing airplane, and 27th 787 Dreamliner marks an important day for Air India. The 787 has been integral to our expansion and competiveness, enabling us to open numerous new and nonstop routes and provide our customers with an unrivalled flying experience.”
Air India was an original member of the 787 Dreamliner launch group and took delivery of its first 787-8 in 2012. In all, the airline now operates 27 787-8 Dreamliners, along with 777-200LRs (Longer Range), 777-300ER (Extended Range), and 747-400s.
Dinesh Keskar, senior vice president, Asia Pacific and India Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes said, “Boeing and Air India have been strong partners in aviation for more than 70 years and it is a proud moment in our shared partnership to deliver their 125th airplane.”
Air India operates the 787 Dreamliner to all its destinations in Europe and to other cities in the Middle East, Asia and Australia.