Air India launches direct Delhi-Washington flight, LA, Texas, Houston next
This comes just a day after it launched the first direct Delhi-Washington DC flight. It also connects the American capital to Hyderabad.
Washington is AI's fifth destination in the US. New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Newark are already covered.
Seven international flights already launched this year
Delhi-Washington is a three-times-a-week service, but the frequency will be increased based on passengers' response.
The Los Angeles flight is expected to be launched by October. Details of the planned Houston/Texas flight haven't been worked out yet.
New Washington flight expected to cut 1.5 days of travel
Indian ambassador to the US Navtej Sarna, who was on board the inaugural flight, said it will cut off "a day and a half of travel". "I think this flight is also going to have a very realistic impact on our bilateral relations," he added.