Air India to launch direct Delhi-Washington flight

This will be the only direct flight connecting the two cities with a Boeing 777-200LR aircraft.

Published: 30th March 2017 06:34 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th March 2017 06:34 PM   |  A+A-

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By IANS

MUMBAI: For the first time, Air India will connect New Delhi with Washington directly. The service will be launched on July 7, an official said on Thursday.

This will be the only direct flight connecting the two cities with a Boeing 777-200LR aircraft.

It will be Air India's fifth direct destination in the US after New York, Newark, Chicago and San Francisco.

As per the plans, Air India 103 will depart from New Delhi at 0115 hrs (IST) and arrive in Washington at 0715 (GMT).

The return service (AI 104) will depart from Washington at 1100 (GMT) and reach Delhi.

The services shall be operated thrice a week -- Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays -- and roughly be of 15 and half hour duration.

The flight will offer a three-cabin configuration with eight seats in first class, 35 business class and 195 economy class.

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