Air India begins commercial operations of country’s 1st A350 aircraft | Latest News India
Air India on Monday began the commercial operations of its A350 aircraft after the flight took off for Chennai from the Mumbai airport.
“Flight AI 589 took off from Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport today for Chennai, with a full-capacity load of passengers who were eagerly anticipating the opportunity to experience the new Air India,” an airline spokesperson said.
The A350 is part of the 470 new aircraft order that Air India placed in February last year.
The aircraft will be later deployed for long-haul flights to destinations across continents.
This aircraft was inaugurated by the civil aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Thursday in the Wings India event held in Hyderabad.
Air India’s A350-900 aircraft has a three-class cabin configuration with 316 seats namely 28 private business suites with full-flat beds, 24 premium economy seats with extra legroom and other amenities, and 264 spacious Economy seats.
“All seats on the aircraft feature the latest-generation in-flight entertainment system and HD screens to provide superior flying experience which will be offering an all-new content for our guests on board,” the spokesperson said.