US carrier United Airlines plans to introduce a new daily non-stop seasonal flight between Delhi and San Francisco from December 7 next year 2019.
Currently, Air India’s non-stop service between Delhi and San Francisco runs through the year.
Like the Air India flight, the United Airlines flight will also circumnavigate the globe. A senior airline United Airlines official said its flight will fly from Delhi towards Tokyo and then on-wards to the US, while on the return, the aircraft will fly over Europe before reaching India.
While Air India uses a Boeing 777-200 ER, United Airlines Reservations plans to use a Boeing 787-9 aircraft on this non-stop service.
“United’s new route to San Francisco will be the airline’s third daily nonstop service from India in addition to the existing daily, year-round services from Mumbai and New Delhi to New York or Newark,” the airline said in a statement.
United Airlines on Thursday announced it will introduce a new daily nonstop seasonal service between New Delhi and San Francisco from December 7, 2019 — subject to government approval.