Delhi's First Narrowbody Aircraft is Welcomed by Air India

By Consultants Review Team Monday, 08 July 2024

First narrow-body aircraft with new livery was welcomed by Air India, a division of the Tata Group. The Airbus A320 Neo, registration VT-RTN, touched down at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi on July 7, having taken off from the Airbus plant located in Toulouse, France.

The new aircraft's addition, according to the corporation, marks a critical turning point in its transformational path. With 132 cozy economy class seats, 24 premium economy seats with more legroom, and luxurious business class seats, this new addition to the Air India fleet has three class configurations.

Notably, Air India is now providing premium economy on its narrow-body aircraft for the first time. August 2024 is when the A320 Neo is anticipated to go into service, mostly on short-haul domestic routes. As of right now, three A320 Neo aircraft with the former Air India colors and configured in three classes have already started flying on the domestic network.

Beginning early in the upcoming year, Air India intends to improve the travel experience for its customers by adding new, reconditioned, and upgraded aircraft to its fleets of both narrow-body and wide-body aircraft.

Air India has a long history in the aviation industry, having been founded by the renowned J.R.D. Tata. On October 15, 1932, it lifted off for its first flight. Since then, Air India has expanded its domestic network and begun offering nonstop service to important global locations, including those in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, the Far East, Southeast Asia, Australia, and the Gulf.

In January 2022, Air India and its low-cost subsidiary Air India Express were welcomed back into the Tata Group, following 69 years as a government-owned company. Under the auspices of Vihaan.AI, the airline is presently pursuing a substantial five-year transformation plan with the goal of becoming a top-tier airline with a heart in India. This transformation's initial phase, dubbed the Taxi phase, just ended.

It concentrated on taking care of the fundamentals, such as bringing back into service a large number of long-grounded aircraft, hiring more personnel for both flight and ground operations, improving customer care programs, and modernizing technology. Being a part of Star Alliance, the biggest airline alliance in the world, allows Air India to provide great connectivity and make travel throughout the globe easier for customers.

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