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Air India to add 30 more A320s

New single-aisle jets to cater for a surge in domestic traffic

Air India will introduce 20 more Airbus A320 aircraft into its fleet next year, to cater for a recent surge in domestic traffic.

The Hindu reports that the national carrier will take delivery of the new single-aisle jets between April and December 2017.

The aircraft will leased for a period of up to 12 years and will include some brand new jets. These will come in addition to the 14 new fuel-efficient A320neos that Air India expects the welcome between April 2017 and March 2019.

“We want to capitalise on the domestic market which has witnessed a double-digit growth throughout this year. The yields in the domestic market are much higher for us,” a senior Air India official was quoted saying by The Hindu.Read More...