Indian Airlines took delivery of its first directly purchased A319 last week in New Delhi. The plane is part of the order for 20 A319s, four A320s and 19 A321s signed in February (ATWOnline, Feb. 22). "It is indeed a historic occasion and ushers in a new era for the airline which is witnessing the induction of its own aircraft after a gap of 12 years," Chairman and MD Vishwapati Trivedi said.

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