Saturday, July 08, 2017

Air India announces flight operations on Hyderabad-Washington route

Hyderabad:  Air India on Saturday started a new flight connecting Washington with Hyderabad via Delhi.

GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. (GHIAL), which operates Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA), Hyderabad, has announced establishing connectivity with Washington's Dulles International Airport.

An Air India 104 will operate on the route thrice a week. Washington is the second city in the US to be connected with Hyderabad after Chicago.

The US is the largest market for international travel to/from Hyderabad with over 675,000 annual passengers, GHIAL said in a statement.

"As the gateway to south and central India, we are glad to add Washington to our international network. This new service will provide a convenient option of travel between south and central India and Washington along with other nearby areas in the United States' East Coast, which is home to a large Indian diaspora especially from Telangana and nearby regions," said GHIAL CEO S.G.K. Kishore.
07/07/17 IANS/New Indian Express