A-I to receive first Boeing by month-end

National flag carrier Air India will take delivery of the first Boeing B737-800 aircraft in Seattle on November 30, 2006, out of total 68 aircraft order placed with the US-based aircraft manufacturer. 
Air India, which was struggling due to shortage of aircraft, will be able to add capacity through acquisition and leasing.The $7.2 billion order was the single largest order given by the airline in its history since it commenced operations in 1953 under the Air Corporations Act. 
“The first B737-800 aircraft will reach India on December 5. Union Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel and Air India executives will be present to receive the aircraft,” an Air India spokesperson said. 

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