The service would begin in July, with India’s state-owned national carrier planning nonstop service from Delhi. The capital-to-capital route is expected to operate three times a week on Boeing 777 aircraft, The Times of India reports.
Washington Dulles becomes Air India’s fifth U.S. destination, joining Chicago O’Hare, New York JFK, Newark Liberty and San Francisco. Air India would be the only carrier offering nonstop service to India from Washington.
The Dulles service would bring Air India back to Washington for the first time since May 2010, when the airline flew to Dulles “as a tag on its flights into New York,” according to Routes Online.
The Dulles route is one of several that Air India revealed via its social media accounts this week. Another high-profile international service detailed by the carrier: non-stop service between Delhi and Copenhagen. Air India plans to fly that route with its Boeing 787 Dreamliners.
(Ben Mutzabaugh - Today In The Sky / USA Today)