Monday, March 12, 2012

Air India to Showcase The Dreamliners Next Week

Boeing recently announced the delivery of Air India’s first seven 'Dreamliners'. These dreamliners will land at Hyderabad’s Begumpet Airport on the eve of India Aviation 2012 and will remain on static display till March 16.

However, the airline will induct the dreamliners in May after the operational and technical certifications from the US Federal Aviation Administration, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation and other agencies.

Air India’s new 787s will feature its livery that includes 'red and white' colours depicting flying swan with the 'Konark Chakra'.

Air India, popular choice for tickets on flights to India, has sought a hefty compensation from Boeing for the delayed delivery.

In order to handle the anticipated financial burden after this deal, the airline has decided to sell and leaseback the first seven dreamliners. Air India has also started looking for bridge financing worth USD 230 million.

However, whether to curtail the order or leaseback all the planes or purchase some of them outright is to be decided by the Indian government. The government also seeks to sort out the compensation issues before Air India starts inducting dreamliners.

Air India plans to replace the Boeing-777 with Boeing-787s for long-haul, non-stop flights. So tourists can now expect Boeing-787 to be best choice for netting tickets on long-haul flights to India.

Dreamliners are 20 percent more fuel-efficient and could be the best bet for holiday makers looking for tickets on cheap flight tickets. With better fuel-efficiency, airlines can now delight travellers with more cheap flights to India and other destinations.

Details on the number of seats in both classes of travel are still unavailable due to commercial reasons.

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