Purchase of Aircraft by Air India
The Air India Board approved A320 induction in 2 phases of 19 units and 15 units, respectively. Out of 19 units, 5 have already arrived and for remaining 14 aircraft, agreement has been signed with M/s ALAFCO. Out of next 15 units, for 8 aircraft LOI has been signed with the two lessors and the final agreement is in process. The induction of the remaining 7 units is under process.Air India is also inducting on dry lease A320 narrow body aircraft as part of its fleet replacement and expansion plans for the narrow body fleet.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Civil Aviation Shri Jayant Sinha in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.