Friday, December 06, 2019

United to start Delhi-San Francisco daily from December 7

New Delhi: Direct connectivity between India and the US has got a boost with United starting its nonstop between Delhi and San Francisco (SFO) from Saturday (December 7).
The mega US carrier is starting this service as a daily during winter schedule (till March 27, 2020). In summer schedule, March 28-October 23, 2020, this will be a thrice weekly with departures from Delhi on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
United currently has a round-the-year daily between its east coast hub of Newark (EWR) and Delhi and Mumbai each.
United and Air India are the only two airlines with direct flights between India and US. Delta is also going to start a daily to India. United’s SFO connection comes at a time when uncertainty shrouds the future of soon-to-be-sold-off Air India which has over 30 weekly nonstops to US cities like New York (JFK and EWR), Chicago and SFO.
United VP (sales-international) Marcel Fuchs said the SFO connection in its first year will be thrice-weekly in summer and increasing frequency in the second summer will be based on demand to this flight.
“We always adjust our capacity based on demand. SFO is our west coast hub and we provide connectivity to 40 cities in the US to passengers from there. In India, we are going to have a code share with Vistara in future. So we will provide seamless connectivity to passengers in India through our code share with Vistara. In the US, with two nonstops to our east coast hub of EWR and the connection to SFO, we offer connections within the US and beyond on our vast network from these two hubs,” Fuchs said.
06/12/19 Sauabh Sinha/Times of India
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