Air India plans to operate the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Asia and Europe, after it receives its first 787 in the second quarter of 2011.

It will replace its Airbus A310s with the new aircraft, says an Air India spokesman.

"We plan to operate the 787 to Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore and destinations in Europe," he adds.

Air India, which has 27 787-8s on order, will be the first Indian carrier and third airline to operate the 787, says the spokesman.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news