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Air India Launches Non-Stop Mumbai-San Francisco Flight

Air India Launches Non-Stop Mumbai-San Francisco Flight

NEW DELHI, (IANS) – Air India on December 15 launched the first-ever non-stop flight between Mumbai and San Francisco.

Air India will operate the flight three times a week with the newly inducted Boeing 777-200LR aircraft. This will take Air India’s India-US frequency to 40 non-stop flights per week.

Presently, Air India operates non-stop flights from Mumbai to Newark, from Delhi to New York, Newark, Washington DC, San Francisco, and Chicago, and from Bengaluru to San Francisco. This will be the third Indian city after Delhi and Bengaluru to have a direct flight to San Francisco.

On the new flight launch, the Indian Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said: “With Air India’s legacy, culture, and vision, the airline will take Indian civil aviation to newer heights.”

The first flight AI 179 from Mumbai to San Francisco left Mumbai on time at 2.30 p.m. to arrive in San Francisco at a convenient 5 p.m. on the same day.

Air Indian CEO and MD Campbell Wilson said: “As part of our five-year transformation plan, Vihaan.AI, we plan to significantly enhance connectivity between India’s major cities and prime global destinations. The non-stop flight between India’s financial capital and Silicon Valley is a step towards achieving enhanced customer experience. With the launch of this route, we will have a weekly availability of 40 non-stop flights that will bolster India’s connectivity with the US.”

Air India continues to develop Mumbai as an important hub for international as well as domestic traffic. The launch of the Mumbai-San Francisco route will be followed soon by Mumbai-New York City (JFK) flights.

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  • Great news!

    December 15, 2022
    • Only if their service improves.

      December 19, 2022
  • T he new Air India owned by Tata has the potential to become the No.1 airline in the world in a few years. It has a built in market of 37 million Indian diaspora abroad. Combined net worth of these is very substantial. I am sure Tata’s Air India will strive towards providing high quality, real Maharaja service unlike the government owned Air India encouraged corruption and ended as a total failure.

    Singapore Airlines has set an example of providing the best service to its passengers.

    Air India must develop the right attitudes, utmost courtesy, politeness, and other characteristics that will contribute to total success beyond expectations in a few years. I am sure Tata will achieve it.

    December 29, 2022

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