Air India (AI, Mumbai International) has reached agreements to lease six incremental A320-200Ns, as well as six more B777-300(ER)s with deliveries scheduled for the first half of 2023.

The airline did not disclose any further details about the identity of the aircraft or the lessor(s) involved. It also did not say whether the A320neo would be new or second-hand. However, it did suggest that with its expanded fleet, it would increase services from Delhi International to Milan Malpensa, Vienna, and Copenhagen Kastrup, and from Mumbai International to New York, Paris CDG, and Frankfurt International.

Neither type will be a new addition to the Air Inida fleet. The ch-aviation fleets advanced module shows that Air India currently operates twenty-seven A320-200Ns (alongside forty-nine A320ceo Family aircraft) while its B777 fleet comprises three B777-200(LR)s and thirteen -300(ER)s. Air India previously signed for six A320neo from CDB Aviation with deliveries set for the second half of 2023, as well as twenty-five A320neo Family aircraft of undisclosed provenience and five ex-Delta Air Lines B777-200(LR)s.

Air India did not respond to ch-aviation's request for further colour on this commitment's details.