INDIA: Air India to launch daily NY/Washington service

Air India will begin a daily combined New York/Washington, DC, service linking Delhi and Kolkata from 1 December using B777LR aircraft. The Indian government reportedly is willing to provide the airline with US$1.1 billion in return for $650 million in cost cuts. The airline reported losses of US$875 million for its last fiscal year ending […]


Air India will begin a daily combined New York/Washington, DC, service linking Delhi and Kolkata from 1 December using B777LR aircraft. The Indian government reportedly is willing to provide the airline with US$1.1 billion in return for $650 million in cost cuts. The airline reported losses of US$875 million for its last fiscal year ending in March 2009 and is forecast to lose up to $1.06 billion in the current financial year. Air India currently operates daily non-stop flights to Mumbai and Delhi from JFK, daily direct service to India from Chicago as well as services from Newark via Frankfurt and from Toronto via London.