Air India Dreamliner presentation at Frankfurt

Air India, the flag carrier of India, recently held an event at Frankfurt International Airport to present their newest flagship, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, to travel agents and partner travel agencies.

The event started with a dinner at restaurant ‘Käfer´s’ at FRAPORT´s (the airport operator) invitation .

At around 7 p.m. we boarded the bus for an exclusive airport tour. We just made it on time for the arrival of Air India´s flight 121 from Delhi. The Dreamliner taxied past us and pulled into its gate.

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‘Air India 121’ shortly after arrival at Frankfurt

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A few minutes later at its parking position

Ground staff immediately started to clean the aircraft after every passenger had left the Dreamliner. As soon as it was cleaned up, we were allowed to enter it in order to get a presentation of the cabin.

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‘Boarding’ via the rear stairs

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VT-ANB, 3.4 years old

While embarking we were greeted with a smile by every crew member and Air India employee. They were more than happy to show us around and explain every little detail of the cabin.

Air India´s Boeing 787-8 aircrafts seat 256 passengers in a two-class configuration and is used on international long-haul routes.

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Economy Class

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Economy Class

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Seat pitch of 33 inches, which is quite good for Economy Class

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Large overhead bins offer a lot of storage space

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Close-up of the personal IFE system

Thereafter we got a presentation of the Business Class. It is fitted with 18 flat bed seats with 180 degrees decline and a seat pitch of 74 inches.

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Presentation of the Business Class

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Business Class seat in a 2-2-2 configuration

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Flat bed and meal

Every passenger receives slippers and an exclusive amenity kit with personal care products.

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Business Class seat

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More detail of the seats with a personal reading light and seat control buttons

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More detail of the seats with a personal reading light and seat control buttons

Although other airlines offer more privacy with a 1-2-1 configuration in Business Class, Air India´s product looks very decent especially with the flat bed and seat pitch and width in general. Furthermore Air India serves traditional Indian cuisine.

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One last selfie before we had to leave again

All in all the event was well-organized and informative. The 787 Dreamliner is an amazing aircraft and I was very surprised how good Air India´s product is. As a member of the Star Alliance and a codeshare partner of Lufthansa, Air India is able to provide service to many European destinations. Rail & Fly (offer of Deutsche Bahn) is included in every fare. From Delhi, travelers can access the Indian subcontinent as well as destinations in Africa, Australia and South East Asia.

Thank you very much to Mr. Shrestha and Mrs. Sheikh as well as the whole Air India team in Frankfurt!

 

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