Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Air India announces Washington DC-Delhi nonstop

Air India has officially announced that it shall be launching new nonstop flights between Delhi and Washington DC nonstop effective 07JUL17.

Services will be operated 3 times per week nonstop using a B777-200LR with the below mentioned timings:

Days - 3/5/7

AI 103 Dep DEL 0115 Arr IAD 0715
AI 104 Dep IAD 1100 Arr DEL 1030+1 

P2P demand between IAD and DEL in 2016 was 74,000 passengers and for other Indian cities it was as follows:

BOM - 49,000
MAA - 35,000
BLR - 29,000
HYD - 66,000
CCU - 7,000
AMD - 16,000
COK - 9,000

AI also previously announced that it is in the market looking to dry lease into its fleet 6 additional wide body aircraft i.e. either B77Ws or B789s. If B789s can be obtained and one aircraft dedicated to flying DEL-IAD nonstop, the total operational cost savings per round trip flight is approximately US$ 80,000 so on an annual basis is almost US$ 12.5 million !

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