New Delhi: Jet Airways has taken delivery of its first on-order Airbus A330-200 aircraft, making it the first India-based carrier to receive an aircraft in the A330 product range.
So far, Jet has 10 Airbus A330s on order, placed with the Toulouse, France-based airframe manufacturer in October 2005.
The aircraft was handed over to the airline's chairman, Naresh Goyal, at a ceremony attended by Airbus' chief operating officer, John Leahy, and other top company executives at the delivery centre in Toulouse.
The airline already operates leased A340s and the A330s between India and Britain. It intends to use the A330s on a mix of regional and long-haul international flights.