Air India keeping options ‘open’ for 5 wide-body aircraft


The government-owned Air India is keeping all options “open” on the type of wide-body aircraft, which it plans to lease, including the latest jetliner from Airbus, A350. The European aviation major Airbus is scheduled to a give a formal presentation to the national airline early next month in this regard, sources have said. At present Air India has wide-body planes from the US aircraft maker Boeing Inc, while its narrow-body fleet consists of Airbus planes. The airline used to operate wide body A330 till a few years ago. However, it phased them out after inducting Boeing 787-800s in the fleet.…

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