Air India (AI, Mumbai Int'l) has taken delivery of its maiden A320neo following the arrival of VT-EXF (msn 7459) at Delhi Int'l from Toulouse Blagnac on Thursday, February 16. Delivery of the aircraft was to have taken place last month but was delayed owing to unspecified issues with its CFM International LEAP-1A26 powerplants.

The twinjet is one of fourteen the state-owned carrier will lease from Kuwaiti lessor ALAFCO. The remainder are to be delivered between now and March 2018.