Saturday, October 08, 2016

Come Oct 16, fly Air India around the world in 32 hours

From October 16, Air India will give its passengers the option of flying around the world non-stop in about 32 hours. Air India will become the only Indian airline to offer this facility to its passengers.

This follows the airline re-routing its Delhi-San Francisco non-stop flight to fly over the Pacific Ocean on its way from India and returning through the North Atlantic airspace. At the moment the flight, which was started in December last year, operates through the North Atlantic airspace in both directions.

“The aircraft will receive tail winds (which will help push the flight faster to its destination) in both directions. This will help the aircraft reach San Francisco and Delhi in the return direction 90 minutes earlier,” a senior official of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation told newspersons.

The saving in time on the flight will translate into a saving of about 7,000 litres of fuel in each direction, and several crores of rupees for the Maharaja.

07/10/16 The Hindu Business Line
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