The new twin-aisle jet touched down at New Delhi‘s Indira Gandhi International Airport on 24 February 2015, following a delivery flight from Boeing’s production line in Charleston, South Carolina.
The new aircraft, a B787-8 model, comes equipped with 256 seats in two classes – 18 in business class and 238 in economy.
Air India has ordered a total of 27 Dreamliners, comprising 21 B787-8s and six larger B787-9s.
It now operates a total fleet of 39 twin-aisle aircraft, including 19 B787-8s, 12 B777-300ERs, three B777-200LRs and five B747-400s. It also operates a single-aisle fleet of 22 Airbus A319s, 20 A320s and 20 A321s.