India’s one of the best flagship carrier, Air India on Thursday announced that it will be operating additional flights between India and the US, United States of America(USA) in August 2021.
As per a social media update posted by Air India, the airline will operate additional flights between New Delhi & Newark on 6th,13th, 20th & 27th of the month of August 2021.
Air India further claimed that these flights are in addition to the existing flights operating on this route.
Air India has also opened the bookings for these additional flights and tickets can be booked through the airline’s website, booking offices, call center, and approved travel agents.
More Non-Stop Flights To USA From Aug 07 2021
Air India also announced that it will double its frequency for US sectors starting from 07th Aug 2021 onwards, the announcement comes amid a large number of Indians heading for studies to various universities across the country.
The airline had earlier reduced the number of weekly flights from about 40 to under 10 after the US imposed restrictions on travelers from India starting May 4 due to the second wave of Coronavirus in India.
Currently Air India is operating around 21 flights per week to the US, with the maximum increase in New York (JFK and Newark or EWR) flights followed by Chicago and San Francisco.
United, the only other airline with nonstops between the two countries, is not altering India’s flight frequency for now, as per the latest updates.
“Flights to USA had to be curtailed after the US Presidential Proclamation restricting air traffic from India. Flights were combined and rescheduled, affecting travel itinerary for some. Frequency to US has now been enhanced from August and all-out efforts to accommodate passengers is on,” claimed Air India on Twitter.
Before May 4, 2021, the air bubble requirement for a majority of travelers between India and the US to fly direct saw AI operating almost as many flights to America as it did during pre-pandemic times.
Then, the May 4 restrictions meant there were very few eligible to fly from here to the US, and the reduced demand led to AI slashing flights.