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Air India takes delivery of first A350-900 – Business Traveller

Commenting on the news Campbell Wilson, chief executive officer and managing director, Air India, said:

“This moment marks a red-letter day for all of us at Air India. The A350 is not just metal and engines; it’s the flying embodiment of the relentless efforts of all Air India employees towards our airline’s continuing transformation and of our commitment to setting new benchmarks. It is also, in many ways, a declaration of Indian aviation’s resurgence on the world stage.”

“As a symbol of the new age of flying, the A350 promises a world-class, long-haul travel experience on our non-stop routes, providing an unparallelled level of comfort. Its excellent flight economics and state of-the-art technology underscore our dedication to commercially successful operations and to achieving our sustainability goals.”

In February Air India announced record orders for 470 Airbus and Boeing aircraft – including  a total of 40 A350 aircraft (20 A350-900s and 20 A350-1000s). A US$400 million refurbishment of existing widebody fleets is also set to start in 2024.

Air India “seals record order” for nearly 500 Airbus and Boeing aircraft

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