Air India will be phasing out its remaining aged Airbus Classic A320 planes by this fiscal year. Air India has already retired nine A320 aircraft from its fleet and the remaining six planes are likely to go out of service by March next year, the state-owned carrier’s chairman and managing director Ashwani Lohani told news agency Press Trust of India.
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“We have already retired 9 out of 15 Classics and plan to retire two more in the next two-three months. The remaining four Classics will be phased out by March, 2018,” Lohani said.
In order to facilitate replacement of its old fleet, the national carrier has already commenced induction of A320 Neo (new engine option) planes, 14 of which are being procured on lease this year.