File photo of the Air India’s maiden flight to Delhi, non-stop from San Francisco. (Amar D. Gupta/Siliconeer)
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Air India, India’s national airline, has been in operation since 1932. The airline serves 35 international destinations on four continents, and 66 cities across India. The airline’s fleet of 118 aircraft, including B787 Dreamliners and B777LR’s and ER’s, is one of the world’s youngest. Air India is also a member of the Star Alliance.
The Boeing 777-200LR flights will depart every day except Tuesday. The flying time is 16 hours and 15 minutes – a full 3½ hours faster than any other airline. The non-stop flights depart San Francisco at 10:30 AM and arrive in Delhi at 4:15 PM the next day. Departures from Delhi are at 2:35 AM, and the arrival time in San Francisco is 6:00 AM the same day.
For passengers traveling beyond Delhi, Air India also offers the fastest connections from San Francisco to major cities across India, including Bangalore, Mumbai, Amritsar, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pune and more.
Like Air India’s non-stop flights from New York, Newark, and Chicago, the San Francisco-Delhi flights feature First, Business, and Economy Class and a choice of Continental or Indian cuisine served in the gracious style that is distinctly Indian.
“Fueled by the significantly shorter flying time, our non-stop San Francisco-Delhi service was an immediate success when it launched last December,” said Vandana Sharma, Air India’s Regional Manager-Americas. “The three additional weekly fights are a response to the steadily increasing popularity of the service among the Indian American communities on the West coast, and the convenience of our seamless connecting service to all the other major cities across India, many with customs and immigration formalities at the final destination.”
Interested readers can get more information on Air India’s San Francisco-Delhi service, and reservations, from their travel agent or by calling 1-800-223-7776, or online at www.airindia.in.