LoIfor 250 aircraft order signed by Air India

Air India signed a letter of intent with Airbus, a major European aerospace player, to purchase 250 aircraft of which 210 would be narrow-body jets from the A320 neo family and 40 wide-body A350 jets. The­se will largely be deployed on domestic and short-haul international routes. To fulfil its plans for increasing its fleet size, Air India will use the A350 aircraft for ultra-long-distance flights across the globe. The airline has also ordered Boeing planes, for a total of 470 purchased planes. With the largest order by an Indian carrier, the Indian airline industry is expected to expand to over 1,100 planes, on order from various domestic carriers. Other orders from airlines include 500 planes for IndiGo, 72 Boeing narrow-body aircraft for Akasa Air, 72 planes for Go First, and 17 more Boeing planes for Vistara. Collectively, these airlines have 1,115 planes on order.