Order of 470 aircraft sealed by Air India

Air India has finalised an order for around 250 aircraft with Airbus and ar­ou­nd 220 aircraft with Boeing, in accordance with plans to expand its operations and fleet. The deal is expected to be announced soon. Repor­tedly, the deal will include 40 wide-body Airbus A350s. Air India will be the first Indian carrier to operate these aircraft, having operated wide-body A330s previously. The airline purchased its last aircraft fleet of 68 Boeing and 43 Airbus aircraft back in 2005 for $10.8 billion.