The flight AI-107 from Hyderabad to Chicago will operate once a week every Friday, departing from Hyderabad at 1250 hrs (IST) to arrive in Chicago at 1805 hrs CST on the same day.
In the letter, All India Aircraft Engineers' Association and Air India Aircraft Engineers' Association requested Bansal to address the issue of salary delay on priority basis.
Non-stop flight from Bengaluru reaches San Francisco, Flight Commander wows crowd with announcements in Kannada
The 15-hour and 14 minute journey did not go via the North Pole route as was done when the Boeing 777-200 Long Range aircraft arrived at Bengaluru on Monday but flew over the Pacific Ocean.
Flight no AI-176, steered by all-women cockpit crew achieved this historic feat.
"A delicious cake was cut in the presence of passengers and distributed to all to celebrate the launch," said an Air India official
Air India's longest direct flight from San Francisco to Bengaluru with the all-women cockpit crew successfully landed in the southern city on Monday.
Air India's AI162 flight landed at the Delhi airport at 10:30 pm on Sunday.
Passengers between Bengaluru and San Francisco can now travel seamlessly between these two cities without a stop over at any other palce.
Air India has said this will be the longest commercial flight in the world to be operated by it or any other airline in India.
In its latest report, the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation India (CAPA) said that the industry is heading towards consolidation and it could result in a 2-3 airline system in the near to medium term.
Air India captain Zoya Agarwal, who will be commanding the flight, and her team is very eagerly waiting to create history on January 9.
Air India will operate the flights using state-of-the-art Boeing 777-200LR long-range aircraft equipped with 238 seats, comprising 8 First Class, 35 Business Class, and 195 Economy Class seats.
On December 14, which was the deadline for submitting bids, the government said it had received multiple expressions of interest for the strategic disinvestment of Air India.
Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri informed that flights from India to the UK would start two days prior, on January 6, while flights from the UK to India would start on January 8.
The flight AI-107 from Hyderabad to Chicago will operate once a week every Friday departing from Hyderabad at 1250pm to arrive in Chicago at 6.05pm (local time) on the same day.