Thursday, November 26, 2020

Hyderabad-Chicago Air India flight 1st direct trip from south

New Delhi: Air India will start a direct flight between Hyderabad and Chicago from January 9, 2021, making this the first scheduled service between south India and the US. The Bengaluru Airport on Wednesday announced AI will start a twice-weekly nonstop between Bengaluru and San Francisco (SFO) from January 11, 2021. United is scheduled to start direct flight o this route from May 6, 2021. And next winter, American Airlines plans to connect Bengaluru to Seattle.

A senior AI official said: "We plan to launch Hyderabad-Chicago as a twice weekly from January 9. The date for Bengaluru-SFO is yet to be finalised. We are awaiting US Transportation Security Administration clearance for both these routes."

At 14,003 km, the Bengaluru-SFO nonstop will be the longest route to be operated by AI and any US carrier. "This route, at this point in time, will be third in the ranking for longest routes operated by all carriers," a United spokesperson had said recently.

26/11/20 Times of India

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