Air India’s A-350 Aircraft Debuts New Look at Delhi Airport After Recent Logo Unveiling

India’s first wide-body Airbus A350-900 aircraft landed in the country on December 23. The plane, flying from France, landed at New Delhi Airport at approximately 1:47 PM IST, after taking off at 01:30 AM CET (AM IST). The journey from France to India took about 7 hours and 47 minutes.

Airbus A350’s Maiden Flight with New Passengers

Ten new passengers boarded the Airbus A350 for the first time on August 10, four months ago. Additionally, on November 17, the airline conducted its first flight with new passengers and a new livery, flying the Airbus A350 from Singapore to Toulouse. The airline shared the arrival news on the social media platform X, stating, “Another crazy step towards the arrival of India’s most awaited aircraft.”

Commencement of Air India in 1932

Air India began its operations in April 1932, established by industrialist J.R.D. Tata. At that time, it was named Tata Airlines. J.R.D. Tata, at the age of only 15 in 1919, had already flown an aircraft for the first time, and this hobby turned into a passion, leading him to obtain his pilot’s license.

First Commercial Flight on October 15, 1932

The airline’s first commercial flight took place on October 15, 1932, using a single-engine ‘Havilland Puss Moth’ aircraft. The flight covered the route from Ahmedabad to Karachi and continued on to Mumbai. At that time, the plane had only one passenger, but it carried 25 kilograms of mail from London through ‘Imperial Airways’ to Karachi. Following this, in 1933, Tata Airlines conducted its first flight with passengers.

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