Air International 2015-05
A.Spaeth - Mission Impossible? /Commercial/
The airline's 12 Boe­ing 777-300ERs, including VT-ALO (c/n 36313), have been substituted by 787-8s on most long-haul routes. They will soon only be operated to US destinations.
Joining the Star Alliance last year led to a study in co-operation with Lufthansa Consulting that identified 20 areas of improvement in service. This is Executive Class on the 787-8.
VT-ANN (c/n 36285) is one of 19 Boeing 787-8s in service with Air India. The type has replaced the 777 on the airline’s Asia-Pacific routes and most frequencies to European destinations.
Pre-flight preparations under way aboard the cockpit of 787-8 VT-ANA (c/n 36273) at Chennai.
VT-SCH (msn 3288) is one of 22 A319-100s used by Air India for short- and medium-haul services, together with 19 A320s and 20 A321's.
Five Boeing 747-400S, including VT-EVA (c/n 28094), are used for head-of-state transport duties. The ‘jumbos’ were formerly the backbone of Air India's long-haul fleet.
Air India Express uses 17 Boeing 737-800s, including 737-8HG VT-AXZ (c/n 36336). It plans to add 737 MAXes, but an order has yet to be announced.