Student rush: Air India doubling flights to US from August 7

New York: Air India is doubling its non-stop flights to the US from August 7 as a large number of Indians head to universities here this fall.

It had reduced the number of weekly flights from about 40 to under 10 when the second wave of Covid-19 here saw the United States imposing restrictions on travelers from India starting May 4.

Now, the airline will operate at least 21 flights per week to the US, with the maximum increase in flights to New York (JFK and Newark or EWR), followed by those to Chicago and San Francisco, say people in the know.

United Airlines, the only other airline with nonstops between the two countries, is not altering India flight frequencies for now.


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