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Air India first airline to commence scheduled Boeing 787 Dreamliner service to Paris CDG (Roissy)

by Devesh Agarwal

National carrier Air India, became the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner operator to commence scheduled commercial services to Paris, Charles De Gaulle (Roissy) airport earlier today.

AI-143 will depart Delhi at 13:10 daily, arrive Paris, at 18:05.
AI-142, will depart Paris 21:30, arrive Delhi at 10:10 the next day.

Air India is gradually expanding operations of its Boeing 787 Dreamliners to international destinations. Presently, the airline operates its Dreamliners fly from Delhi to Dubai and Frankfurt, in addition to some domestic sectors.

The Dreamliner is designed for the medium to long haul sectors and it was expected the carrier would deploy its aircraft to London and Tokyo, apart from Paris. However, repeated technical glitches have lowered the despatch reliability of this aircraft type, forcing the carrier to use its Dreamliners on domestic routes till these issues are fully sorted out with the manufacturer, Boeing, and various other system vendors.

Air India has received six of the fuel efficient Dreamliners till date, the latest arriving on January 4.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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