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Air India will fly nonstop between Delhi and San Francisco starting 2 December.[/caption]
Air India will fly nonstop between Delhi and San Francisco starting 2 December. Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned this during his speech at the SAP center in San Jose. He said that the flight will ply three times a week.
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Air India, India’s national carrier, has already announced the flight that will connect the capital to the Silicon Valley hub with Boeing Co.’s B777-200LR long-range wide-body jet three days a week.
San Francisco will become Air India’s fourth destination in the US. The state-run airline already operates daily non-stop flights to New York, Newark and Chicago. It will also be the first non-stop flight to operate on the sector.
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Air India said passengers from seven cities, including Bengaluru, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Ahmedabad and Pune will have seamless connections to the flight from Delhi.
Likewise, the return flight from San Francisco will provide onward connections to nine cities such as Bengaluru, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Kochi, Ahmedabad, Pune and Bhubaneswar.
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The flight to and from San Francisco will operate on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
The flight will offer a three-cabin configuration, with eight seats in first class, 35 seats in business class and 195 seats in economy class.
This will be one of the longest flights in the world with 16.5 hours of flight duration. The record for the longest flight from India is now jointly held by Air India’s Mumbai to New York (Newark) service at 12,540km and United Airlines on the same route.
(With Agency Inputs)