Air India and Boeing celebrated the airline’s milestone delivery of its 20th B787 Dreamliner from Boeing’s final assembly facility in North Charleston, S.C. “Taking delivery of our 20th 787 Dreamliner marks an important day for Air India,” said Rohit Nandan, chairman and MD, Air India.
“With this airplane we are building on the success of our other 787s, which are providing an exceptional experience to our passengers while allowing us to expand our network both within India and around the world.”
Th e new Dreamliner also features the Star Alliance livery, Air India’s – and the world’s – first B787 to do so. Th e fl ag carrier joined the global airline alliance last year, reflecting the strong network growth of the Indian aviation market and has seven more of its order for 27 Dreamliners to be delivered.
“Today Air India joins an elite group airlines who have taken delivery of 20 or more 787s and this milestone highlights the successful partnership we have between Boeing and Air India,” said Dinesh Keskar, senior vice president, Asia Pacific and India Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.