Thursday, August 10, 2017

Air India's Los Angeles flight likely in next three months

New Delhi: Government-owned passenger airline Air India is all set to launch its sixth destination in the United States with three-times-a-week services to Los Angeles from New Delhi from the forthcoming winters.

The new flight, AI-105/AI-106, will be operated with a Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, the dates for which are expected to be announced soon, a senior Air India official said.
As of now, Air India, which is in the process of disinvestment, flies non-stop services to New York, Newark, Chicago, San Francisco and Washington in the US. It also has a one-stop service to New York from Ahmedabad via London.

Three of these services -- New Delhi-San Francisco, New Delhi-Washington and Ahmedabad-New York via London have been launched in less than last two years.

"Almost all regulatory approvals for the proposed air services to Los Angeles from New Delhi are in place. The new flight is a part of the winter schedule and it may take off any time between late October and early November," the official said.
10/08/17 PTI/Ecnomic Times