Sydney’s First Passenger Dreamliner Flight

AI 787 at SydneyAustralia’s first ever Dreamliner passenger flight touched down at Sydney Airport on Friday August 30, as the airport welcomed direct services from Delhi to Sydney with Air India.
Sydney Airport Chief Executive Officer, Kerrie Mather commented: “Sydney Airport is very pleased to welcome Air India back to Sydney after a 22-year absence.
“India is Australia’s largest unserved market.  Last year, around 140,000 passengers travelled between Delhi and Sydney via Asian hubs.
“Sydney has Australia’s highest number of residents with Indian ancestry – with 217,000 people of Indian descent, 88,000 of whom were born in India – so there is strong demand for direct services between India and Sydney.
“As Australia’s tourism, business and economic centre, and with a large Indian population, Sydney is an ideal destination for Air India.
“We expect that these direct services will boost tourism and trade between the two countries.”
Air India’s daily service direct from Delhi to Sydney operates a 256-seater Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner.
“This new Air India service provides travellers with a fantastic product, as the Dreamliner is modern, more fuel efficient and has a smaller noise footprint than older aircraft,” Ms Mather added.