Indian Airlines has taken delivery of its first two Airbus A319s from a lease order with CIT for five of the type and used the occasion to introduce a new livery.

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A spokesman says from Delhi that the first two A319s arrived in India yesterday and a third is due to arrive in the coming days. Two more will be added in February and March, he says, adding that they will all be leased from CIT.
The aircraft have been painted with a new livery that the spokesman says is considered more modern than Indian Airlines’ decades-old livery. The aircraft also only have the name ‘Indian’ painted on them, rather than ‘Indian Airlines’, although the spokesman says Indian Airlines will remain as the carrier’s official name.
Civil aviation minister Praful Patel said at a ceremony in Delhi to mark the arrival of the first A319 that “the new look of the airline communicates a bold, striking, progressive and distinctive image”.
The new livery, which adds the colour blue to the airline’s traditional orange-coloured corporate colours, will be progressively introduced on the carrier’s aircraft.

Source: Flight International