Air India will deploy Boeing 787 on the long haul routes like US and Canada. The airline is mulling over leasing its few Boeing 777s to save fuel cost to maintain its status of being one of the most preferable airlines for booking flights to India.
Air India fans planning holiday tour to long haul destinations like US and Canada can expect Boeing 787 Dreamliner to serve these routes from India soon.
The airline plans to replace its fuel guzzling Boeing 777s which operate on these routes with more fuel efficient Boeing 787 Dreamliners. The airline plans to lease out the B777s to private operators to save on costs and restructure international operations on receiving the first batch of 787 Dreamliners in about a month.
Air India is perhaps one of the most preferred airlines for booking tickets for inbound and outbound flights to India. Following Jet Airways, Kingfisher and IndiGo, Air India has the fourth biggest contribution in India’s domestic air travel market.
The move to lease out its aircrafts was anticipated with industry experts believing that Air India really needs to replace its Boeing 777s with some more fuel-efficient aircraft like the 787s in order to cut down on its fuel costs. However, due to the long delays in the delivery of 787s, the airline failed to carry out its plans.
Boeing 787 aircraft
Boeing 787 has revolutionised the global aviation market. Made out of composite materials, Boeing 787 features a state-of-the-art engine and advanced technologies that make it highly fuel-efficient.
The new aircraft’s fuel efficiency might come out as a boon for the budget holiday makers as the airline could well trim down its airfares and offer them inbound and outbound cheap flights to India.
The sources in the industry have conveyed that once the carrier gets the clearance, it will look forward to induct around three Boeing 787 within June or July. The remaining 24 aircraft will follow soon.