Now you could just fly to Hollywood in 16 hours. Air India (AI) is planning a nonstop on Delhi-Los Angeles route from September. The move is made right after the success of San Francisco nonstop fly with people to California. The airline is also planning to start flights to Africa after a gap.
“To Washington from 7th July; Stockholm from 15th August and Los Angeles from 1st September to be followed by Tel Aviv, Dallas and Nairobi sometime later during the year 2017 itself. Air India spreads its wings far and wide.” AirIndia chairman Ashwani Lohani said in his Facebook post on Tuesday.
“There is a huge demand for travel between India and the West Coast f US. We are looking at thrice a week nonstop between Delhi and Los Angeles to begin with. The plan for Stockholm is of a similar frequency and nonstop Washington service will also start as three times a week. Our nonstop product is being increasingly chosen by flyers as they want to travel direct (between India and US) and not one or two stops.” A senior airline official said.
AI already has a daily flight on three US routes — Mumbai-Newark, Delhi-New York, and Delhi-Chicago. Apart from Washington, LA, and Dallas, AI is learned to be looking at several other American destinations. They also have a one-stop flight on the Ahmedabad-London-New York route.