Air India Receives its First Wide-Body Airbus A350-900


The first of six A350-900s arrived at Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport on Saturday to boost Air India’s efforts at creating a more modern image. The aircraft has been registered as VT-JRA, which arrived in Delhi at 1:46 p.m. from the Airbus facility in Toulouse, France.

Another 34 A350-1000s are also on order and when inducted will play a pivotal role in catapulting the airline to its former glory. The elegant cabin design showcases a spacious three-class cabin layout with 316 seats: 28 private Business Class suites with full-flat seats, 24 Comfort Class with extra legroom and 264 Economy Class.

A new composite fuselage with a constant width from door 1 to door 4 generates a visible spaciousness.

The Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Air India, Campbell Wilson, made the following statement: “This moment marks a red-letter day for all of us at Air India.” The Airbus A350 is more than simply a collection of metal and engines; it is the soaring embodiment of the unrelenting efforts of all Air India personnel towards the ongoing transformation of our airline and our dedication to establishing new standards. A statement of the comeback of Indian aviation on the international scene is also included in many aspects of this event. The Airbus A350, which is a symbol of the new age of aviation, promises to provide an unparalleled degree of comfort while giving a world-class experience for long-haul travel on our non-stop routes. Wilson went on to say that the aircraft’s “excellent flight economics” and “state-of-the-art technology” demonstrate the company’s commitment to accomplishing its sustainability goals and to conducting operations that are financially profitable.

The long-distance A350 offers pilots many benefits, such as improved fuel efficiency, increased power and wings that morph in flight and change shape for maximum control. This addition will positively impact Air India’s long-haul route map through city pairings.