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Air India begins non-stop flight on Delhi-New York route

New Delhi, Sat, 02 Feb 2008 NI Wire

After successfully commencing the non-stop flight service between Mumbai-New York route, National Aviation Company of India Limited (NACIL) has announced to begin its second non-stop service on Delhi- New York airway, scheduled to begin from February 08, 2008.

NACIL has announced the complete chart schedule of flight on Friday in Delhi and New York both the places citing ‘it will be a non-stop flight service’. The frequency of this service is going to increase because of new entry of extra aircrafts in the squad of NACIL as company is expecting to get the new delivery of Boeing 12 aircrafts in 2008.

As per new schedule, new Boeing 777-200LR will reduce the travel timing by taking just an average of 24 hours between the two cities. It will depart from IGI airport, New Delhi at 12:30 a.m (IST local time) and reaches JFK airport, New York at 05:45 am (US local time) next day, while in the returning, it will depart from New York at 04:00 pm (US local time) and reaches New Delhi at 04:30 pm next day.

With this new schedule, Air India will increase the frequency to 28 flights a week from New York, the most of any carrier, which is highest non-stop services on Delhi-New York route.

The new Boeing aircraft 777-200LR (Longer Range) is furnished with 238 seats comprising eight seats in first class, 35 seats in executive class and 195 seats in economy class. AI has also offered an introductory offer to whom, who would have purchased the tickets of this flight till January 31.

In the introductory offer, travellers will get a voucher of 75 and USD 50, who travel in first and executive class respectively. The free limousine pick up and drop facility will also be provided in both the destination point for the premier class passengers.

NACIL has ordered to get 68 new Boeing aircraft out of which it has got 17 aircrafts so far. Besides this, it has also ordered for 43 Airbus aircraft which would be financed from European banks.

Air-India Express, the cheaper arm of NACIL is also going to begin services to new destinations in the Gulf region soon. It is also planning to sign MoU with Boeing for pilot training.


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sham Gupta

February 3, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Please extend the date of purchase from 31st January,2008 to March and allow departure to New york till 31st April,2008 uder the same introductry terms and conditions i.e fare & return journey option open.


 

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