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Air India bucks the trend, will retain its Boeing 747-400s for now

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Air India is not following the lead of other airlines regarding the future of the Boeing 747-400.

Although parked for the most of the time, Air India has four Boeing 747-400s (VT-ESO, VT-ESP, VT-EVA and VT-ESB) still remaining in its fleet.

According to BusinessToday.In and the Minister of Civil Aviation of India, Air India has no plans for the final phase out of its remaining Boeing 747-400s.

The average age is 26 years. Three of the four are currently undergoing maintenance according to the Minister.

Top Copyright Photo: Air India Boeing 747-4H6 VT-AIS (msn 25703) FRA (Ton Jochems). Image: 954587.

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Air India to operate the Boeing 747-400 on two domestic routes in June

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Air India, with the demise of Jet Airways, is scheduling the Boeing 747-400 on two mainline domestic routes from Delhi during the month of June.

According to Airline Route, the carrier will assign the Jumbo to two daily routes from Delhi; Kolkata and Mumbai, starting on June 1.

The Boeing 747-400 fleet is now down to only four aircraft.

The type is also operated on high-density Hajj pilgrimage charters, mainly between  government charters.

Air India has not indicated when it plans to retire the last four aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Air India Boeing 747-4H6 VT-AIS (msn 25703) FRA (Bernhard Ross). Image: 900249.

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Air India in crisis, first the accident, now the strike

Air India (Mumbai) today is dealing with an unexpected strike by its employees (ground crews and engineers), in the aftermath of the Air India Express crash.

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Copyright Photo: Bernhard Ross. Boeing 747-4H6 VT-AIS (msn 25703) taxies from the gate at Frankfurt.

Air India may get a government bailout

 

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Air India (Mumbai) is expected to get a government loan to help it survive. AI is also planning to cancel seven of nine Boeing 777-300 ERs still on order.

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