The second of the 27 Boeing 787 aircraft ordered by Air India arrives in India later this evening. The second aircraft is expected to touch down in Delhi around 5 p.m.

The B 787 aircraft, more popularly known as the Dreamliner, will be used on services from Delhi to Kolkata and possibly either Dubai or Kathmandu.

Meanwhile, the first of the airline's Boeing 787 started commercial flying for Air India. The first flight was operated as the morning flight on the Delhi-Chennai-Chennai sector. The same aircraft is to be used to operate a Delhi-Bangalore-Delhi flight later this evening.

The aircraft which can seat 256 passengers. including 18 passengers in business class and 236 in economy. will initially be used to operate flights within the country. In December, the airline plans to utilise the aircraft to launch services between India and Australia with services to Sydney and Melbourne.

(This article was published on September 19, 2012)
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