Boeing has put out a press release announcing that AI has finally taken delivery of its first 787, VT-ANH!
Flown by Captains AS Soman and Amitabh Singh, the aircraft will fly to Delhi tomorrow evening as Air India 170, arriving in Delhi on Saturday.
The next 4 aircraft are expected to be delivered each Thursday for the next 4 weeks.
The aircraft will initially fly domestic routes for crew familiarization purposes, before moving to longhaul routes such as the much expected route to Sydney and Melbourne, Australia.
AI is the fifth airline to take delivery of the 787.