Dubai International has welcomed Air India’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner to arrive from the city of Kochi, Kerala, with a traditional water salute.
The crew and representatives of the airline were welcomed at a cake cutting ceremony at Concourse D.
Air India is one of the seven airlines that connect Dubai to 19 destinations across India – DXB’s top destination country with 11.4 million passengers in 2016.
On average there are 78 daily flights between DXB and India, or a weekly average of 546 flights.
The flight which arrived is Air India’s second Dreamliner service connecting India and Dubai, as the carrier already operates a Dreamliner on the Delhi-Dubai sector.