Air India launches direct flight to Washington


New Delhi: National carrier Air India today announced the launch of its non-stop flight service to Washington from here, beginning July 7.

The Delhi-Washington flight will be operated thrice a week with a Boeing 777-200 LR plane, the Air India said in a statement.

The bookings for the new flight commenced on March 27, the airline said, adding more than one-fourth of the seats has already been reserved.

“80 seats have been booked,” the statement said.

The 238-seater B777-200 LR has eight seats in First Class, 35 in Business Class and rest 195 are Economy Class, the AI added.

Washington becomes the AI’s fifth non-stop destination in the US after San Francisco, New York, Newark and Chicago.