Air India today launched its first flight to Washington DC from New Delhi. It’s a fifth destination in the US.
Air India has deployed its 238-seater Boeing 777-200 LR aircraft to cater to the new direct service to the US.
The plane offers eight seats in first class, 35 in business and 195 in economy class.
The launch took place at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in the presence of Charge de Affairs of US Embassy Marykay Loss Carlson, Air India Chairman and Managing Director Ashwani Lohani, Commercial Director of Air India Pankaj Shrivastava, among other airline officials.
Indian Ambassador to the US Navtej Sarna, Lohani and Srivastava are also flying to Washington.
The occupancy on flights to Washington is at 90 per cent for the month of July.
The airline will operate a bigger 321-seater Boeing 777- 300ER aircraft between July 9 and 17.