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AI To Deploy B777s For Its Long-Haul Flights From Oct 25

To provide comfort and luxury to the passengers in its long-haul flights, Air India has decided to deploy newly-acquired B777 aircraft on these sectors from the winter schedule starting October 25. The national carrier has

PTI [ Updated: October 10, 2009 1:00 IST ]
ai to deploy b777s for its long haul flights from oct 25
ai to deploy b777s for its long haul flights from oct 25

To provide comfort and luxury to the passengers in its long-haul flights, Air India has decided to deploy newly-acquired B777 aircraft on these sectors from the winter schedule starting October 25.

The national carrier has also decided to introduce daily flights from Washington to Kolkata from December 1.

"Air India will deploy the B777s to all its seven West-bound destinations in Europe, the US and Canada and one to Tokyo. The airline will begin its services to Newark, Paris, Toronto and Tokyo using the B777 from October 25, beginning of the winter schedule," an Air India spokesperson said.

Presently, the comfort and luxury of state-of-the-art B777 aircraft is available on Air India flights to Chicago, New York, Frankfurt and London.

Air India, which is in the red, has ordered acquisition of 111 new aircraft, of which it has received and inducted 64 so far. This includes nine B777-300ER, eight B777-200LR, 15 each of A321 and A319 aircraft, besides 17 B737-800 aircraft for Air India Express.

"The airline has reworked its winter schedule in such a manner so as to provide the passengers with a product that matches the best in the industry, both on international and domestic sectors," the spokesperson said.

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