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Air India is set to achieve a major milestone when it launches its first Airbus A350 on domestic routes on January 22, 2024. Bookings for Airbus A350 domestic flights are now available, the airline announced on platform X.

Air India’s A350 aircraft will initially fly on domestic routes to comply with regulations and train the crew. Flying in Air India’s eye-catching new livery, passengers from Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, and Mumbai can experience the comforts and state-of-the-art technology of the Airbus A350. Beyond this first phase, the A350 will eventually operate longer flights between continents.

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The A350 aircraft will operate its first flight at 7:05 a.m. between Bengaluru and Mumbai, and then another at 10:05 a.m. and 1:20 p.m., respectively, between Mumbai and Chennai and Bengaluru and Chennai. These are going to be open all days except Tuesdays.

The inaugural flight of the aircraft is scheduled to depart from the national capital at 7 p.m. on January 23 and arrive in Bengaluru. On Tuesday, a flight from Bengaluru is scheduled to arrive in Delhi at 10:30 a.m.

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The first of Air India’s 20 Airbus A350-900 aircraft, registered VT-JRA, arrived at IGI Airport in Delhi on December 23, 2023, after taking off from the Airbus facility in Toulouse, France. With one new aircraft due to arrive every six days through 2024, the A350’s landing signaled the arrival of the first widebody aircraft from Air India’s record-breaking 470 aircraft order.

With three classes of seating, the A350-900 aircraft operated by Air India has 316 seats total: 24 Premium Economy seats featuring additional legroom and other amenities, 28 private Business suites with fully flat beds, and 264 roomy Economy seats.

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