At an event in the Indian capital, New Delhi, Air India Chairman and Managing Director Ashwani Lohani announced the launch of a non-stop flight between New Delhi and San Francisco.
San Francisco will be Air India’s fourth destination in the United States after New York (JFK), Newark, and Chicago O’Hare.
The flights will be operated three times a week on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays by the ultra-long range Boeing 777-200LR WorldLiner. The returns would leave on the same day and arrive in to New Delhi two days later. The schedules are not officially announced, though it is expected to have an early morning departure from Delhi and an early morning arrival in to San Francisco. On the return a mid-morning departure from San Francisco with an afternoon arrival in New Delhi.
The Delhi schedule is expected to offer connectivity to major IT destinations within India, including Bangalore.
The announcement coincides with the visit of the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the bay area.