Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Air India to lease 7 Boeing 787-9s

Air India's Managing Director has officially disclosed plans of its long haul expansion after obtaining approval from its Board of Directors. The main highlights are as follows:
  1. Seven (7) Boeing 787-9s to be dry leased to boost expansion
  2. Copenhagen-Delhi shall be launched effective August 2017
  3. New long haul routes will be Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas and one city in Canada
  4. Frequencies to Sydney and Melbourne to be increased
  5. New nonstop flights to Tel Aviv, Nairobi and Mauritius are being seriously evaluated
  6. Amongst the above 3 mentioned U.S. routes, at least one route shall be launched in 2017 (most likely to be LAX)
Source: http://www.financialexpress.com/industry/with-plans-of-us-expansion-air-india-to-induct-wide-bodied-boeing-787-9/613229/

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