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.
The 26-year-old Boeing 737-500 had resumed commercial flights last month after almost nine months out of service because of flight cutbacks caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
The device is expected to help investigators determine what caused the Boeing 737-500 plane to nosedive into the ocean in heavy rain shortly after taking off from Jakarta on Saturday.
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.
The low-cost carrier currently connects 61 domestic cities and addition of these new stations will take the number to 68.
A navy ship earlier picked up intense pings being emitted from the boxes containing the cockpit voice and flight data recorders of the Boeing 737-500 that went down Saturday.
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.
This was possible after Trans Atlantic clearance (permission to fly across the Atlantic) was given for Kempegowda International Airport (KIA), they said.
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.
Officials were hopeful they were honing in on the wreckage of Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 after sonar equipment detected a signal from the aircraft.
There is much euphoria and joy over this flight but the 48-year-old resident of Yelahanka is absolutely chilled about the long flight he is set to fly on Monday afternoon.
Indonesian Transportation Ministry spokesperson Adita Irawati said the Boeing 737-500 took off from Jakarta at about 1:56 p.m. and lost contact with the control tower at 2:40 p.m.
After the RT-PCR test in Delhi, all passengers will have to undergo seven days of institutional quarantine, followed by seven at home.
The Air India flight will fly on Saturday over the North Pole, taking the Atlantic route to reach Bengaluru, a senior official of the airline said.