Wednesday, May 31, 2023

IndiGo Becomes Second Indian Airline After Air India To Induct Boeing 777 Aircraft

Indigo, the domestic budget airline, which also happens to be the largest domestic air carrier in India, is expanding internationally at a rapid pace. Under its international plans, the airline entered a codeshare agreement with Turkish Airline few years back. Later, the airline started flights on India-Turkey route, connecting Delhi and Istanbul via direct flights. However, the airline initially deployed its Airbus A321 narrow body single aisle plane on the international routes. Some time back, Indigo Airline wet leased a Turkish Airline's Boeing 777 to deploy on the sector.

However, for a long time, the flight was operated wearing the Turkish Airlines livery, rather than Indigo's colours. Now, Indigo has received its first-ever wide-body aircraft painted in the brand's white and blue livery, making Indigo only the second airline in India to induct the wide body Boeing 777 aircraft. The B777 recently landed in India, showcasing its livery and will serve on the Delhi-Istanbul route.

The Boeing 777 aircraft has a total seating capacity of 400 passengers and is one of the largest operating wide planes in the world, ever since Boeing discontinued B747 and Airbus stopped A380 production. Before Indigo, only Air India had Boeing 777 aircraft in its fleet. In fact, Air India recently inducted the B777 planes, under their massive transformation plans. 

31/05/2023 ZeeNews

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