Air India (Mumbai) will again serve Australia after a 16-year absence. The carrier is launching a triangular route from Delhi to Sydney and Melbourne and back to Delhi four days a week starting on August 29 per this report from The Sydney Morning Herald. On the other three days of the week, the route will be Delhi-Melbourne-Sydney-Delhi. The restored route will be operated by its Boeing 787-8s. Therefore it will become the first 787 operator in Australia.
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Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner VT-ANH (msn 36276) taxies to the terminal on arrival at Frankfurt.
Air India (Mumbai) will restore Boeing 787 service on May 22 from Delta to Kolkata per Airline Route. Two days later, the carrier will restore 787 service from Delhi to both Bangalore and Chennai. Air India is operating the 787 initially on domestic routes.
Copyright Photo: Duncan Kirk. Most of the Air India 787s are being built at the Charleston, SC facility. Boeing 787-8 VT-AND (msn 36278) is seen at Everett (Paine Field).
Air India (Mumbai) today (September 6) has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.
Boeing issued the following statement:
Boeing and Air India today celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 787 Dreamliner.
Air India is only the fifth airline in the world to take delivery of a 787 Dreamliner.
This delivery is the first of 27 Dreamliners for Air India. The airplane is equipped with 18 business class seats and 238 economy class seats.
The 787 has the range and capability to allow Air India to deploy the Dreamliner on many routes including the Middle East, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Air India’s first 787-8 Dreamliner was assembled in Everett, Washington and delivered today from Boeing’s South Carolina delivery center in North Charleston. The airplane is scheduled to fly to Delhi on Friday (September 7).
Copyright Photo: Duncan Kirk. Boeing 787-8 (the traditional customer code has been dropped) VT-AND (msn 36278) is seen on the runway at Everett (Paine Field).
Air India (Mumbai) is planning to take delivery of three Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners this month according to this report by livemint.com. Apparently Boeing and Air India have settled their differences concerning compensation for the delivery delays.