Air India launches direct nonstop flight between New Delhi and Washington, DC
Air India has launched direct non-stop flights three times a week from July 7 between New Delhi and Washington, DC, making it the fifth US gateway after New York (JFK), Newark, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco.
The first flight was launched at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in Delhi in the presence of Charge de Affairs of US Embassy Marykay Loss Carlson, Air India Chairman and Managing Director Ashwani Lohani and Commercial Director of Air India Pankaj Shrivastava, among others.
Indian Ambassador to the US Navtej Sarna, along with Lohani and Srivastava, are passengers on the inaugural flight to Washington.
Air India has also announced it will commence flights to Stockholm and Copenhagen from August 16 and September 16 respectively.