United Airlines Inaugurates Nonstop Service Between New Delhi and Chicago

United Airlines Inaugurates Nonstop Service Between New Delhi and Chicago

New route is United’s fourth nonstop flight from India to the U.S.

United Airlines inaugurated its new daily nonstop service between Indira Gandhi International Airport and its hometown hub at Chicago O’Hare International Airport today. These daily flights will be operated by a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.

With the introduction of this new route, United will operate four daily nonstop flights from India. The airline additionally operates daily year-round services from Mumbai and New Delhi to New York/Newark, and from New Delhi to San Francisco. United also expects to introduce a new daily nonstop service between Bengaluru and San Francisco commencing 8 May 2021. United will be the first U.S. carrier to provide nonstop service from Bengaluru to the U.S. and will offer more nonstop services from India than any other U.S airline.

New Delhi (DEL) – Chicago O’Hare (ORD)

Flight From To Depart Arrive Frequency Aircraft Start
UA 899 DEL ORD 1:55 am 5:50 am Daily Boeing 787-9 12 Dec 2020
UA 898 ORD DEL 6:25 pm 8:10 pm + 1 Daily Boeing 787-9 10 Dec 2020

Schedules subject to change*

            “We are excited to inaugurate our daily, nonstop service between New Delhi and our hometown Chicago O’Hare hub,” said Harvinder Singh, United Country Manager India. “This new flight strengthens our international route network and provides our customers from India with even greater travel choice, as well as the option of our Polaris business class service with flat-bed seats. With a network of connections from our Chicago O’Hare hub to 84 other destinations across the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean, the new service opens up opportunities for both business and leisure travellers alike.”

Commenting on the inaugural United Airlines flight from New Delhi, Videh Kumar Jaipuriar, CEO-DIAL said, “At Delhi Airport, we are delighted to welcome United Airlines’ non-stop flight service between New Delhi and Chicago. This route will provide individuals with another opportunity to fly non-stop between the two countries. It will not only help improve the business-related travel experience, but also encourage personal visits by a large Indian diaspora based in Chicago.”

The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

The revolutionary design of the Dreamliner offers customers many features for increased comfort, such as large windows, spacious overhead storage and modern LED lighting to simulate a full day, helping passengers adjust their internal clock on the trans-Atlantic flight. In addition, a lower cabin altitude, cleaner air and smoother ride help customers feel rested on arrival.

The aircraft features a total of 252 seats – 48 flat-bed seats in United Polaris business class, 88 seats in United Economy Plus and 116 seats in United Economy.
United Polaris® business class is a premium travel experience that prioritises relaxation and comfort, featuring restaurant-quality inflight dining, premium amenity kits and full flat-bed seats.
United Economy Plus offers expanded legroom and personal space. Located near the front of the Economy cabin, the seats give the added benefit of a swifter exit from the plane on arrival. Economy Plus seating is available on all transatlantic flights.
United Economy offers complimentary food, a selection of drinks and inflight entertainment. Seats feature an adjustable headrest and a personal on-demand entertainment system.

United in India

United has served India since 2005. In addition to the new service from New Delhi to Chicago, United offers its customers from India year-round daily nonstop flights from New Delhi and Mumbai to New York/Newark and from New Delhi to San Francisco. An additional daily service from Bengaluru to San Francisco is scheduled to start in May 2021, subject to government approval. Flights are conveniently timed to connect at United’s U.S. hubs with an extensive network of services to destinations throughout the Americas. United customers in India can book flights by visiting united.com or contacting United reservations on 91-124-4315500, or their travel agent.
United’s current services between India and the U.S. comply with India’s bilateral air travel arrangement for international air transportation.

A safer travel experience: United CleanPlus

Since the start of the pandemic, United has been a leader in enacting new policies and innovations designed to keep employees and passengers safer when traveling. It was the first U.S. airline to mandate masks for flight attendants, quickly following with all customers and employees. United was also among the first U.S. carriers to announce it would not permit customers who refused to comply with the airline’s mandatory mask policy to fly with them while the face mask policy is in force. United was also the first U.S. airline to implement touchless check-in for customers with bags, and the first to require passengers to take an online health assessment before traveling. United is applying Zoono Microbe Shield, an EPA-registered antimicrobial coating that forms a long-lasting bond with surfaces and inhibits the growth of microbes, to its entire mainline and express fleet before the end of the year.
The latest research, including a recent study conducted by the U.S. Department of Defense, shows COVID-19 exposure risk on board United aircraft is almost zero due to the airline’s advanced air filtration systems, mandated mask policy and diligent cleaning protocols.

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