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Air India’s A350 aircraft to fly Delhi-Dubai route from May 1

The A350 aircraft will have 28 private suites with full-flat beds in Business, 24 seats in Premium Economy, and 264 seats in Economy.

Crew members and officials pose next to India’s first Airbus A350 of Air India airline during the ‘Wings India 2024’, an exhibition and conference on civil aviation, at the Begumpet Airport in Hyderabad on January 18, 2024. (Photo by NOAH SEELAM/AFP via Getty Images)

By: Twinkle Roy

MARKING a new beginning, India’s premier carrier Air India is all set to deploy its widebody A350 aircraft for its international flight on the Delhi-Dubai route from May 1. 

In a release on Thursday (18), the airline said, “Operating as AI995/996, the aircraft is scheduled to depart Delhi daily at 20:45 hours, arriving at 22:45 hours in Dubai”.

The return flight will be scheduled from Dubai the next day at 00:15 hours and arrive in the Indian capital at 04:55 hours. 

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It is to be noted that all the abovementioned timings are as per the local time zones.

The A350 aircraft will have 28 private suites with full-flat beds in business class, 24 seats in premium economy class, and 264 seats in economy class.

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Air India started inducting the A350 planes this year and are being used for domestic flights for crew familiarisation and regulatory compliance purposes.

The airline has placed an order for 40 A350 planes and four of them are in its fleet.

The airline has commissioned 40 A350 planes, of which four are in its fleet.

Currently, there are 72 Air India flights scheduled a week to Dubai from five Indian cities. Out of these, 32 flights are from Delhi.

(with PTI inputs)

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