Sunday, November 20, 2016

Air India is all set to take delivery of its first more fuel-efficient A320 neo aircraft in January next year.

As it works on ways to turn around its fortunes, the airline is looking to ramp up the fleet with more fuel-efficient A320 neo (new engine option) planes. The national airline will only be the third local carrier after IndiGo and GoAir to operate A320 neos.

Air India CMD Ashwani Lohani said two neos will be coming in January 2017.

In March this year, Air India signed a pact with the Kuwait-based ALAFCO for leasing 14 A320 neos and the delivery of these planes is to start from early next year.

Further, in June, the carrier had sought bids for dry leasing of seven new A320 neos for up to 12 years.
20/11/16 Asianet India