First Class Amenity Kits
The First Class kits are a black vegan leather TUMI packing case style with carry handle. Included inside is premium skincare including Malin + Goetz Hand & Body Lotion and Face Mist, and Abhati Suisse Lip Treatment. Also provided are a TUMI eye mask, socks, dental kit, earplugs, pen and tissues.
Business Class Amenity Kits
Air India’s Business Class kits are a hard shell mini-case inspired by TUMI’s 19 Degree collection including the modern silhouette and fluid-like, contoured angles of the range. Passengers are supplied with a bonus vegan leather patch which can be taken to TUMI stores to have their initials monogramed on the front of the case. Inside the kits are skincare from Malin + Goetz including a Lip Moisturiser, Hand & Body Lotion and Face Mist. Also provided are a TUMI eye mask, socks, dental kits, earplugs, pen and tissues.
Premium Economy Amenity Kits
The kits for Premium Economy passengers are a TUMI Boxford zip pouch in black and gunmetal colourways. Included inside the kits is a Malin + Goetz Lip Moisturiser, a TUMI eye mask, socks, pen and tissues.
Air India’s TUMI Sleepwear is made from recycled materials blended with cotton, for extra softness and breathability. Each sleeper suit is made using the equivalent of twenty-three 500ml plastic bottles, which will result in over 18 million plastic bottles diverted from landfill annually.
Featuring a unisex design and crew neck style, the sleepwear comes in a two-tone grey marle colour, with contrasting white stitching. A prominent design element is the TUMI branding as well as accent highlights of TUMI red on the drawcord. Sleepwear is provided to First Class and Business Class passengers in a reusable cotton blend bag with a contrast TUMI red drawstring.
Air India has has confirmed that from May, First Class will return to its flagship London Heathrow to Delhi route. Heathrow to Mumbai flights will also receive this upgrade but no date has been set for this. Currently the carrier only flies First Class on its Boeing 777 routes to North America. It is expected that Air India - a Star Alliance member - will be receiving more 777s soon and these will be deployed on the London routes. All Air India 777 aircraft will be retrofitted with the airline’s new premium economy by 2024.
Air India will now be the first Indian carrier to fly out of London Gatwick as it has announced routes to Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Kochi and Goa, switching them from London Heathrow.
The airline - which went private for the first time in 70 years in 2022 is undergoing a mammoth 5-year plan which is being hailed as the “biggest turnaround in aviation history". Bought by the Tata group - an Indian business behemoth - it will swallow up Vistara - another airline owned by Tata.
It has announced that its buying billions of dollar of new aircraft from both Boeing and Airbus and is planning to upgrade its entire inflight entertainment systems and increase the number of flights to the Persian Gulf - including Dubai and Doha.
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