Air India to start Dreamliner flights from today

New Delhi, May 15: Air India will resume domestic operations of grounded Boeing 787 Dreamliner planes from today.

Talking to media here yesterday, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said, the first commercial flight of the Dreamliner will start from Delhi to Kolkata on Wednesday.

Singh further said, global flights of Dreamliner will begin on ,May 22. He said, out of the six Dreamliners acquired by Air India and were grounded following battery snag, two aircrafts have been readied for commercial operations.

The Civil Aviation Minister also said all six planes will begin operations by the end of this month. He further said Air India plans to acquire eight more Dreamliners by the end of this year taking its Dreamliner fleet strength to 14.

The airline has ordered a total of 27 Dreamliners. The Boeing-787s have remained grounded since January 17 after a fire in the lithium-ion batteries of a parked plane in Boston and a case of forced landing of another B-787 for the same reason in Japan. (ANI)