Tata Owned Air India Gets 1st Ever Airbus A320 Neo Narrow Body Aircraft


Rohit Kulkarni

Rohit Kulkarni

Jul 10, 2024


Air India owned by the Tata Group welcomed its first A320, a narrow-body aircraft covered up in the new brand livery at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi.

Tata Owned Air India Gets 1st Ever Airbus A320 Neo Narrow Body Aircraft

New Livery and Premium Comfort for A320 Neo

On Sunday, the aircraft registered as VT-RTN, arrived directly from the Airbus facility in Toulouse, France.

The ANI company reported that the joining of the new aircraft to its existing fleet is a significant landmark in the brand’s evolutional journey. The aircraft features a three-class arrangement which includes eight business-class seats, a premium economy class with 24 seats, and a 132-seat economy class.

Further elevating the passenger experience on domestic routes, the A320 Neo, featuring a first-class premium economy class for narrow-body aircraft, is expected to enter service in August 2024.

From the above new addition, there are a total of three A320 Neo operating in India’s domestic sectors but with the old Air India livery. The airline engineer plans to increase customer experience by offering new, upgraded and developed aircraft in both the narrow and wide-body fleets, early next year.

From Government to Growth: Air India’s Transformation Under Tata

In the year 1932, Air India was founded by J.R.D. Tata and then the airline has been put forward by the brand as an epitome of luxury. Air India has built a very large network of flight sectors both domestically and internationally. The United States, Canada, Europe, South East Asia, and the Gulf countries are the destinations covered by Air India.  

According to Directorate General of Civil Aviation data says in the present market, it comes second after the market leader Indigo, at 13 per cent individual market share.  

After 69 years of working under the government of India, Tata Group purchased it back in January 2022. Since then the Air India has been focused on taking back market share by contributing a full-service and luxury experience. The issues like recruiting talent, servicing aircraft, getting new aircraft, upgrading technology, enhancing customer service, etc.  had been addressed by airline engineer.

The world’s largest global airline organization which enables connectivity for passengers worldwide are Star Alliance and Air India are part of this organization. 


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