Aviation

Etihad may take more planes from Air India

DELHI

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways PJSC has approached Air India Ltd to lease three planes to help expand its fleet. Etihad, which has invested in Air India’s rival Jet Airways (India) Ltd, has already bought five long-haul Boeing 777 jets from Air India.

“They also want to lease three more Boeing 777 LRs,” said a government official who declined to be named. Air India has the largest fleet in India with 126 aircraft. Etihad has a 108-aircraft fleet.

Air India’s three Boeing 777 LRs that used to fly to New York are grounded because the airline has lost a lot of money by flying them.

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