Air India has announced new additional flights connecting Indian cities with Maldives and Malaysia, as the countries eased travel restrictions with India. Now you can fly directly from Mumbai to the Maldivian capital Malé on an Air India flight. The airline has announced non-stop flights between the two destinations, that will operate every Wednesday and Saturday starting July 28, 2021. A tweet by Air India reads, “Now fly non-stop from Mumbai to Male every Wednesday and Saturday, starting from 28th July 2021.”
— Air India (@airindiain) July 19, 2021
Air India Launches Its First Non-Stop Flight From Hyderabad To Chicago
Travelling to Chicago from Hyderabad just got a bit easier. Thanks to Air India, travellers now enjoy a direct flight to Chicago. To strengthen the ties with the US, Air India has now launched the first-ever-non-stop services till Chicago and here’s everything you must know about it. Meanwhile, here’s how Kids Can Now Fly For Free To Dubai Or Abu Dhabi With Etihad Airways.
Air India To Use Boeing 777-200 Aircraft For These flights
The flight AI 108 from Chicago to Hyderabad will operate on Wednesdays. It will leave Chicago at 9 30 PM (local time) and arrive in Hyderabad at 1 40 AM. Whereas, the return flight AI 107, from Hyderabad to Chicago will operate once a week, on Friday. It will depart from Hyderabad at 12 50 PM and arrive in Chicago at 6 05 PM on the same day.
The New Direct Flight Has A Seating Capacity Of 238 Seats
Air India will use the Boeing 777-200 aircraft for this direct service. When it comes to flight duration, Hyderabad to Chicago will take approx 16 hours 45 minutes, and Chicago to Hyderabad will take 15 hours and 40 minutes. For the flight, it has a seating capacity of 238 seats. There are 8 First Class, 35 Business Class,195 Economy class configuration besides 4 Cockpit and 12 Cabin crew. Ain’t that super amazing?
Well, this is not the first non-stop flight launched by Air India. The national carrier currently operated non-stop flights from Delhi to New York, Newark, Washington DC, San Francisco and Chicago, from Mumbai to Newark and New York and has added non-stop flights from Bengaluru to San Francisco.
Captain Zoya Agarwal Led An All-Women Pilot Team On The World’s Longest Route Over The North Pole
When it comes to Air India, an all-women pilot team of the airline, led by Captain Zoya Agarwal flew on the world’s longest air route over the North Pole. Captain Zoya Agarwal commenced the flight with her team on January 9, 2021, and covered a distance of nearly 16,000 kilometres from San Francisco (SFO) to Bangalore. After landing at Bangalore, the women scripted history as it was the very first all-woman pilot team to fly over the North Pole on the longest route of the world. Women in India are making us proud all over again.
Air India women pilots set to script history by flying over North Pole on world's longest air route
— ANI Digital (@ani_digital) January 8, 2021
Aviation experts say that flying over the North Pole requires a lot of technical expertise, skill and experience. Captain Zoya Agarwal traversed one of the most difficult air routes with other women pilots in the team like Captain Thanmai Papagari, Captain Akanksha Sonawane and Captain Shivani Manhas. Captain Zoya was also the youngest woman commander in the world to fly a Boeing-777 in 2013.
Captain Zoya is indeed an inspirational figure to thousands of other women, and also men in the country.