Monday, July 09, 2018

Air India tries out route over Russia for Delhi-San Francisco flights

Air India will be operating its direct flights to San Francisco on different routes, with the latest one being over Russia and East Siberian sea, in efforts to save time as well as costs, an airline official said. The Russia route could reduce the flight duration over two hours, provided weather and other external conditions are favourable, the official noted.
According to the official, the duration of flight also depends on various external factors, including weather and tailwinds. Nearly two years after launching the Delhi-San Francisco service — one of the longest flights in the world — the national carrier operated a flight over Russia and East Siberian sea to reach the US West Coast.
Whether it is the new route or the earlier the one over the Pacific, the block hours for the flight is still estimated at 17 hours, the official noted.
09/07/18 PTI/Financial Express

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