Friday, December 15, 2006

Air India to start non-stop service to US

New Delhi: With the induction of the new Ultra Long Range Aircraft B-777-200LR, Air India plans to offer non-stop services between USA and India from April 2007. This information was given by Shri Praful Patel, Minister for Civil Aviation in the Parliament today.
It will be recalled that Air India and Air India Express have together placed an order for induction of 68 new aircraft from Boeing Airplane Company and these are being delivered in phases beginning November 2006. The first Aircraft was delivered on 30th November 2006. With the induction of these new aircraft, Air India and Air India Express have plans to increase services to the existing destinations as well as add new destinations in the regions of North America, Europe, East Asia, Australia, Africa, SAARC etc.
14/12/06 Press Information Bureau (press release)
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