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Air India to ply Dreamliner on Singapore-Delhi route

March 12, 2014 16:03 IST

A DreamlinerAir India on Wednesday said it will ply the Dreamliner on the Singapore-Delhi-Singapore route, from March 20, more than doubling the passenger capacity through aircraft upgrade.

The Dreamliner's introduction on the daily Singapore route is on popular demand, said Nirbhik Narang, Air India's country manager in Singapore.

Air India is upgrading the service with the double-aisle Dreamliner and increasing passenger capacity by two-and-a-half times from the over 100 passenger on single-aisle Airbus 319 currently, Narang told PTI.

The Dreamliner will carry 18 business class passengers and 238 economy class passengers besides much increased cargo and baggage carrying capacity, he said.

Rated as the world's most advanced commercial aircraft, the wide-bodied Boeing 787 Dreamliner's special features include large dimmable windows, smoother rides, expansive and quieter cabins, and lie-flat beds.

Air India, one of the first airlines in the world to procure these aircrafts, is already flying to various destinations like London, Frankfurt, Paris, Hong Kong, Sydney and Melbourne.

Gurdip Singh in Singapore
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