According to Air India, the 16 hours 5 minutes flying time for its non-stop San Francisco-Delhi flights will be fully three-and-a-half hours less than...

Air India will launch three-times-weekly Delhi-San Francisco non-stop service on December 2.

The airline will operate the service with Boeing 777-200LR widebodies, the only aircraft it has capable of operating the ultra-long-range non-stop flights.


This photo shows Air India Boeing 777-200LR VT-ALD landing at Boeing Field in Seattle after a pre-delivery test flight, with the aircraft wearing a U.S. test registration

This photo shows Air India Boeing 777-200LR VT-ALD taking off from Boeing Field in Seattle after a pre-delivery test flight, with the aircraft wearing a U.S. test registration

 

According to Air India, the 16 hours 5 minutes flying time for its non-stop San Francisco-Delhi flights will be fully three-and-a-half hours less than the flying time any other airline (notably Emirates and other Gulf carriers) offers for its one-stop service on the route.

“The continuing expansion of technology and other business partnerships between the U.S. and India provides us with a very solid basis for starting service from San Francisco,” says Vandana Sharma, Air India’s regional manager,  Americas.

“We are also looking forward to serving the sizeable leisure travel market and Indo-American communities on the west coast,” adds Sharma..

Air India will operate both its westbound eastbound flights on the route on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

The carrier’s schedule for its Delhi-San Francisco calls for Air India’s flight to depart Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IATA code DEL) at 2:45 a.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from December 2 and land at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) at 6:00 a.m. the same day, local time.

Air India originally ordered eight Boeing 777-200LRs but sold five to Etihad Airways and now only operates three

Air India originally ordered eight Boeing 777-200LRs but sold five to Etihad Airways and now only operates three

 

In the other direction, Air India’s flight will leave SFO at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from December 2 and reach DEL at 3:35 p.m. the next day, local time.

For passengers traveling beyond Delhi to India’s technology or commercial centers, Air India offers quick connections to Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, and Mumbai, as well as to other major tourist destinations across India.

Like Air India’s non-stop service from New York, Newark, and Chicago, its San Francisco-Delhi flights will offer First, Executive, and Economy Class seating and a choice of Continental or Indian cuisine.

For details on Air India’s new San Francisco-Delhi service, special introductory fares, and reservations, contact an Air India sales office.

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