Air India takes delivery of fifth Boeing 777-200LR aircraft

New Delhi: Flag carrier, Air India, said Wednesday that it has received its fifth Boeing 777-200 Long Range aircraft, which it will deploy for non-stop services to the United States. The four aircraft received earlier have also been deployed to operate non-stop services on the Mumbai-New York and New Delhi-New York routes.

Air India took delivery of the aircraft at the Boeing headquarters in Seattle.

According to the carrier, the B777-200LRs are equipped with all modern passenger amenities like flat beds in First and Executive Class and state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment system, which offer a wide choice of programmes.

Also a unique feature of this aircraft is a nose wheel camera that allows a passenger to see the aircraft taxiing and taking off while sitting inside the plane. The 238-seater aircraft will have eight seats in First Class, 35 seats in Executive Class and 195 seats in Economy Class.

In keeping with its policy of naming Boeing 777 fleet after Indian states, the new aircraft has been christened 'Haryana.' The earlier lot of four have been named Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar and Gujarat.