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Air India to Launch A350 on Delhi–Dubai Route

Air India to Launch A350 on Delhi–Dubai Route

Air India is set to launch its new A350-900 on its first international route, marking an exciting step in the airline’s ongoing transformation.

Beginning in May 2024, Air India will operate the A350-900 on one flight daily between Delhi and Dubai, allowing passengers to enjoy the plane’s modern interior and amenities.

Air India’s First International Route for A350-900

Air India has announced the first international route using its new A350-900, with the aircraft scheduled on one of the four daily flights between Delhi and Dubai.

The service is set to begin on May 1, 2024, and the flight times for the A350 route are as follows:

  • AI995 Delhi (DEL) to Dubai (DXB), departing 8:45pm and arriving 10:45pm
  • AI996 Dubai (DXB) to Delhi (DEL), departing 12:15am and arriving 4:55am
Air India took delivery of its first Airbus A350-900 in January 2024

The airline began receiving the new A350-900 aircraft in January 2024 and has been operating it on familiarization flights within India since then in preparation for the international launch.

This is an exciting milestone for the airline, which continues to take delivery of a number of new aircraft with modern interiors as part of its wide-scale transformation. Later this year, it will also begin retrofitting its existing widebody fleet to modernize the cabins.

Air India’s new A350-900 features three classes of service: business class, premium economy, and economy.

The 316-seat aircraft is divided into a business class cabin with 28 private suites offering fully lie-flat seats and sliding doors, a premium economy cabin with 24 seats, and an economy cabin with 264 regular economy class seats.

Air India A350-900 business class

The new aircraft also includes a suite of new in-flight amenities, including new entertainment options, amenity kits, crockery, bedding, and more to better align with the airline’s premium aspirations.

Seats on the new route are now open for booking through Air India’s website and all regular booking channels.

Notably, Air India becomes the only carrier to operate the A350-900 between India and Dubai.

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