In a first Air India to connect Delhi-Washington by a direct flight
National career Air India, for the time, will connect national capital New Delhi with Washington directly by a flight.
Washington will be Air India's fifth direct destination in the US after New York, Newark, Chicago and San Francisco. The service will commence on July 7, an Air India official told new agency PTI.
The 15 and half hour duration flight will be operated thrice a week -- Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
This will be the only direct flight connecting the two cities with a Boeing 777-200LR aircraft.
As per the plans, Air India 103 will depart from New Delhi at 0115 hrs (IST) and arrive in Washington at 0715 (GMT).
The return service (AI 104) will depart from Washington at 1100 (GMT) and reach Delhi.
The flight will offer a three-cabin configuration with eight seats in first class, 35 business class and 195 economy class.
(Inputs from IANS)