Sport-Changer: Air India Plans New Non-Cease Flights from Delhi to LA and Dallas
Air India, which went from near-collapse to new planes, new seats and new uniforms, is planning to fly from Delhi to each Los Angeles and Dallas – Fort Value, in line with an inner schedule. Particular flight numbers, flight occasions, and an plane kind have been assigned.
- 5 occasions weekly service to Los Angeles
- 4 occasions weekly service to Dallas
- Each flights to make use of Boeing 777 ’77B’ plane
New Air India Uniforms
These extra aware of Air India’s fleet plan can chime in on whether or not the 77B is ex-Delta Boeing 777-200LRs, or ex-Etihad birds.
The Dallas schedule seems to be:
- Delhi – Dallas Fort Value, 2:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m., Air India Flight AI199
Dallas Fort Value – Delhi, 12:10 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.+1, Air India Flight AI198
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There are over 900 passengers per day flying from DFW to India, although Delhi isn’t truly the most well-liked vacation spot. Each Hyderabad and Mumbai are bigger markets. Presently Qatar Airways (through Doha) and Emirates (through Dubai) are carrying the best portion of this visitors, adopted by Turkish Airways (through Istanbul). It’s not clear that Air India may have a schedule benefit attracting passengers exterior of Delhi continuous prospects.
In some methods it’s stunning to see Air India plan Dallas service earlier than Houston, the place Star Alliance companion United has a hub that might enable for selecting up connecting visitors from the Midwest and South. Nonetheless Air India and United don’t have an in depth relationship and the flight doubtless wouldn’t see a lot help. Los Angeles appears an apparent market, and is one the place Air India beforehand served one-stop through Europe.
The Dallas flight is proven in inner plans as beginning February 1, which appears unattainable at this level for a flight not formally introduced or loaded on the market. Presumably this date will get pushed again.
DFW-based American Airways at the moment flies to Delhi from New York JFK. That flight, whereas operationally a lot improved since launch, suffers restrictions from the dearth of Russian overflight. DFW could be more durable for American to perform. They’re additionally quick on succesful plane.
There was a time when American, which had deliberate Seattle – Bangalore previous to the pandemic, wouldn’t have allowed Air India to launch Dallas service with out competitors. When Icelandic airways began to fly to Dallas from Reykjavik, then-CEO Doug Parker defined American’s response,
We might by no means enable that in Dallas Fort-Value. Anyone begins flying a flight from Dallas to anyplace and American both is already there or we’re gonna be there.
As a result of we’re not going to let prospects have an alternative choice aside from American out and in of right here.
As soon as Icelandair and Wow Air pulled out of Dallas, American ended their very own Dallas – Reykjavik service and moved it to Philadelphia. I’d be stunned by the same aggressive response to Air India right now.