Air India is near signing a cope with Boeing to buy 150 Boeing 737 Max jets, reported The Financial Instances (ET). The report stated that Air India is more likely to place a agency order for 50 737 Max with an possibility to accumulate as many as 150.
This might be Air India’s first main deal after it was acquired by Tata Sons. Tata formally took cost of the debt-laden airline earlier this yr. The acquisition of Boeing 737 Max is being seen as Air India’s plan so as to add extra fuel-efficient planes, which can assist the airline to extend its home and worldwide market share.
Just lately, Tata group additionally determined to merge Air India with Vistara, which it collectively holds with Singapore Airways Ltd. It is going to make Air India the nation’s largest worldwide and second-largest home provider with a fleet of 218 plane.
Air India is engaged on a transformational roadmap named “Vihaan.AI.” Over the subsequent 5 years, Air India plans to extend its market share to at the very least 30 per cent within the home market whereas considerably rising the worldwide routes from the current market share.
Air India just lately introduced that it’ll spend $400 million to overtake the cabins of its Boeing 777 and 787 plane and introduce a premium economic system service on medium- and long-haul routes. The refurbishment plan and capability enlargement will assist the airline develop its market share.
On this refurbishment, the airline will see a whole overhaul of current cabin interiors, together with the addition of the latest-generation seats and best-in-class inflight leisure throughout all lessons.
For Boeing, this cope with Air India can be its first large sale deal within the nation after it offered 75 plane to Akasa Air final yr. The low-cost aviation trade of India is dominated by Airbus’ narrowbody planes, with IndiGo, SpiceJet, and AirAsia India working most of those plane. In India, SpiceJet is Boeing’s Second greatest buyer. SpiceJet has ordered 155 MAX planes.