Mar 31, 2017: Air India will operate a non-stop flight from Delhi to Washington from July 7, 2017, to connect the capitals of India and the USA. This will be the only direct flight connecting Delhi with Washington with a B777-200LR aircraft. Washington will be Air India’s fifth non-stop destination in the USA after New York, Newark, Chicago and San Francisco.
Operating thrice a week on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, the flight will offer a 3-cabin configuration, with 8 seats in First Class, 35 seats in Business Class and 195 seats in Economy Class.
This non-stop flight will not only provide convenient connections to Indians based in the Pacific Northwest region but will also further enhance the diplomatic relations between the two countries. In fact, it will fulfil a long-standing desire of people of both the countries demanding this connection for a long time. The direct flight will take around 15 hours and 30mins to reach Washington from Delhi.