Air India to operate first non-stop direct flight from New Delhi-San Francisco from Dec 2

Air India to operate first non-stop direct flight from New Delhi-San Francisco from Dec 2

Air India airline is scheduled to commence a direct flight service to the Silicon Valley from the national capital from December 2. Air India has already announced that the new flight will be operated by the wide-body Boeing 777-200LR aircraft. Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his September visit to the Silicon Valley had made an announcement in this regard.

According to the airline, the flight AI-173 from Bengaluru to Delhi will depart on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from Bengaluru at 2115 hours with a A321 aircraft. The flight will arrive in Delhi at 2345 hours. Flight AI-173 to San Francisco will leave Delhi on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 0235 hours and will be operated with B777-200LR aircraft, it said.

This flight will arrive into San Francisco at 0700 hours (local time) on the same day, Air India said adding the return flight will depart at 1030 hours and arrive at Delhi next day (Thursdays, Saturdays and Mondays) and at 1620 hours it will depart for Bengaluru with A321 plane to arrive at 1745 hours.

Passengers will have huge benefits travelling to San Francisco as they will undergo immigration and customs at their boarding point itself and can have comfortable journey further, according to the release. Passengers can enjoy non-stop entertainment, specially chosen food and best of the comfort on this one of the world’s longest flights, it added.

US’ San Francisco International Airport has announced a trivia contest on social media to mark the beginning of the first-ever non-stop flight from New Delhi to the tech city by Air India from December 2. The contest, titled #NonstopAirIndia, invites participants to answer five trivia questions about Air India and their new service at the San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

“This new service is significant- the first nonstop flight from the West Coast of the US to India, saving hours off the journey time,” Charles Schuler, Director of Communications SFO said. “We are excited to host this contest to welcome Air India to SFO,” he added. With this contest, participants have a chance to win round-trip economy tickets on Air India to New Delhi, an SFO media release said.

A number of officials from the US and India, including Venkatesan Ashok, Consul General of India, will attend a formal ribbon cutting ceremony on December 2 to mark the beginning of the services. Air India plans to launch services with three flights per week — on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

SFO offers non-stop flights to more than 39 international destinations on 33 international carriers. The Bay Area’s largest airport connects non-stop with 77 cities in the US on 13 domestic airlines. AI expects passengers from other Indian cities — Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Ahmedabad and Pune — as well will have seamless connections to the flight from Delhi.

 

News Source: firstpost.com

About author

TnH Global
TnH Global 4002 posts

Our platform is the most comprehensive, current and accurate content destination for tourism that also offers the opportunity to connect and network with quality buyers and sellers.

Name: TnH Global              Email: admin@tnhglobal.com

You might also like

Reports & Survey

Domestic air traffic to grow to 130 million in FY18 says CAPA

However, industry-wide losses to widen because of cost pressure and fall in yield. Domestic air traffic is expected to grow 25 per cent and cross 130 million in financial year

Technology

Smiths Detection launches new website in China

Smiths Detection today launched a new website at smithsdetection.cn. The website offers quick and easy navigation to Smiths Detection’s products and services in Simplified Chinese, specifically designed for the Chinese

Trending

JW Cafe bags Best Dessert At World On A Plate 2017, Mumbai

The restaurant bags yet another accolade owing to desserts crafted  by Chef Santosh Rawat, Executive Pastry Chef, JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar. JW Café the all day dining restaurant at JW Marriott

Latest

ASSOCHAM recognises Clarks Inn as the “Best Hospitality Management Company”

Clarks Inn Group of Hotels has been recognised as the “Best Hospitality Management Company” at the ASSOCHAM’s Tourism & Hospitality Awards 2018. The award was bestowed during the ‘National Conference

Government

CM Naveen Patnaik inaugurates the Largest Investment Conclave ‘Make In Odisha’

Odisha’s biggest ever investment summit ‘Make in Odisha Conclave’ was inaugurated recently by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha Shri Naveen Patnaikin the august presence of government and corporate dignitaries

Slider

AirAsia Domestic Flight Tickets for Rs. 99 and International for Rs. 444

AirAsia tickets under the sale offer are open for bookings till November 19, through the airline’s website and mobile app. AirAsia has announced a discount sale, offering passengers one-way base

Technology

MakeMyTrip taps into Corporate Travel Segment with ‘MMT MyBusiness’

New business from the largest OTA aims to capture a majority of the booming SME corporate travel segment All-round benefits of ‘Choice’ with the traveller, ‘Control’ with the company and

Slider

St. Moritz and The Engadin – A paradise for golfers

St. Moritz and The Engadin is regarded as the Alpine golfing paradise for over 125 years now, thanks to the region’s incomparable landscapes and panoramic views. The oldest golf course

Trends

Bullet train land protest in Gujarat

Farmers from Surat district on Thursday approached Gujarat High Court against a preliminary notification issued by the state government for acquisition of land for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail project. The

Destinations

Atlantis launches USD 1.6 Billion resort in China

Atlantis Sanya is the new iconic ocean themed entertainment resort on Hainan Island, opens its doors and welcomes PR Shot-first guests. Atlantis Sanya, the flagship resort on beautiful Hainan Island,

Slider

SriLankan Airlines completes the acquisition of its final Airbus Neo aircraft

SriLankan Airlines welcomed its newest and final addition to the Airbus A321 Neo fleet. The aircraft arrived from Hamburg via Abu Dhabi on 29 July 2018. Religious observances were held

Trending

Sands Resorts Macao launches exclusive Diwali Package

Tailor-make your dream Diwali break at The Venetian Macao; The Parisian Macao; Conrad Macao, Cotai Central or Holiday Inn Macao Cotai Central. Celebrate the festive season at Sands® Resorts Macao

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

You can be first to comment this post!