United Airlines recently inaugurated its daily nonstop seasonal service between Indira Gandhi International Airport and its hub at San Francisco International Airport. The flights operate on a daily basis during the winter months and three times weekly during the summer season.
Marking this special occasion, customers, guests, United employees and crew joined Marcel Fuchs, Vice President Sales International, United Airlines; Thorsten Lettnin, Managing Director - Continental Europe & India, United Airlines, Harvinder Singh, Country Manager – India, United and Jitendra Singh, Vice President & Head - Airline Marketing & Route Development, Delhi International Airport Ltd amongst others.
“We are excited to inaugurate our daily, nonstop seasonal service between Delhi and our San Francisco hub,” said Singh. “This new flight strengthens our international route network and provides our customers from India with even greater travel choice as well as the option of our new Polaris business class service, with flat-bed seats. With a network of connections from San Francisco to almost 40 other destinations across the U.S. and Canada, the new service is opening up new opportunities for both business and leisure travellers alike.”
Commenting on the inaugural United Airlines flight from Delhi, Videh Kumar Jaipuriar, CEO-DIAL, said, “At Delhi Airport, we are delighted to welcome United Airlines’ non-stop flight service between New Delhi and San Francisco. This route will provide individuals another opportunity to fly non-stop between the two countries. This route will not only help improve the business-related travel experience but also encourage personal visits by a large Indian diaspora based in San Francisco.”
United has inducted the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner featuring a total of 252 seats – 48 flat-bed seats in United Polaris business class, 88 in United Economy Plus and 116 in United Economy.
In addition to the new service from New Delhi to San Francisco, United offers its customers from India year-round daily nonstop flights from New Delhi and Mumbai to New York/Newark.