Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Atlanta to Pitch Air India on a Direct Route

Atlanta leaders are looking to persuade Air India that the Southeast’s economic hub should be its next U.S. destination.

Driven by the Consulate General of India in Atlanta, the Indian community is gathering support for a petition that will make a business case to the country’s flag carrier as it expands U.S. service.

Air India has five U.S. gateways and should begin new service to Los Angeles and Dallas later this year. It launched nonstop service between Delhi and Washington on July 7, linking the two nations’ capitals just after President Donald Trump hosted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House in late June.

The Washington flight started out as an extension of Air India’s New York-Delhi route, but eventually blossomed into a three-days-a-week nonstop as the benefits of the link became clear.
18/07/17 Trevor Williams/Global Atlanta