Air India, the prominent global airline of India, welcomed the first of 20 Airbus A350-900 aircraft, registered VT-JRA, and received a grand welcome at Delhi Airport, featuring the airline’s striking new livery. This marks a significant milestone in the carrier’s transformation journey.
The A350-900 boasts a three-class cabin configuration, featuring 28 private Business Class suites with full-flat beds, 24 Premium Economy seats offering extra legroom and unique features, and 264 spacious and ergonomic Economy Class seats.
All seats on the aircraft are equipped with the latest-generation Panasonic eX3 in-flight entertainment system and HD screens, promising passengers a superior flying experience.
The A350-900 is set to enter commercial service in January 2024, initially operating domestically for crew familiarization. Soon after, it will spread its wings for longer-haul flights to destinations across continents.
Air India’s A350-900 is the first of 20 on order, with five more scheduled for delivery through March 2024. The airline has firm orders for a total of 250 new aircraft with Airbus, including 20 A350-1000.
In August 2023,Air India is unveiling a fresh global brand identity, featuring the iconic ‘Vista’ logo, symbolizing limitless possibilities and progressiveness. The new look incorporates bold colors such as Air India red, aubergine, rose gold, and accents of gold. As well as the extensive usage of customized iconography and a bespoke font.
Air India last week revealed new uniforms for its cabin and cockpit crews, designed by the famed Indian couturier, Manish Malhotra. reflecting a blend of tradition and modernity. This marks a stylish entry for the crew with the A350.
Earlier this year, Air India placed record-setting orders for 470 aircraft with Airbus and Boeing for US$ 70 billion. from which the much-anticipated Airbus A350 aircraft will start arriving this month. A US$ 400 million project for the refurbishment of 43 of Air India’s legacy widebody aircraft begins mid-2024, which will lead to the installation of brand-new seats in every cabin, new inflight entertainment systems, and inflight Wi-Fi internet connectivity.
Air India introduces a revamped online experience with a redesigned website, airindia.com, and a new mobile app. The airline’s social media platforms have also undergone a makeover, presenting engaging content and an interactive space for guests. The new brand identity extends to airports, starting with Delhi and Mumbai, where passengers will encounter the refreshed branding at check-in counters, boarding gates, lounges, and newly designed.