Air India is looking to expand its global flight network using the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. The state-run carrier is planning to ply the state-of-art airliner to run flights to destinations like Dubai, Paris and Rome.
India’s flag carrier, Air India has plans in place to enlarge its global network using the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
“We are expanding our network with Dreamliners. The B787s will be game changer for Air India,” India’s Civil Aviation Minister was quoted in a report carried by Economic Times, one of country’s leading financial daily.
Boeing 787 took to the skies again last month after being grounded for several months after reporting numerous battery fire incidents.
The airline re-launched commercial Dreamliner flights between Delhi and London on May 22 and is making preparations to commence full-scale global operations and to offer tickets on flights from Delhi to Dubai, Paris and Frankfurt by the end of this month.
The report also indicates that the operator will further connect Delhi with Birmingham and Sydney-Melbourne from August. Cheap tickets on flights to Rome and Milan and tickets option on services to Moscow will also be offered with 787s.
Within India, commercial flights using the new-age airliner have already being launched from Delhi to Kolkata, Bangalore and Chennai, offering patrons booking tickets to experience the charm of the plane. As per authorities, there has been a huge response by the passengers and many are looking to book tickets for the services.
Air India has six 787 planes. Two have been already modified following the battery fire incidents and the remaining four will start operating flights very soon. Boeing will deliver another eight of these aircraft to Indian carrier by the end of the year 2013, taking the total to 14.