Airline launches direct Chicago-Hyderabad flight

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Passengers disembark from a flight as Air India announces the arrival of its first-ever non-stop flight from Chicago to Hyderabad, in Hyderabad on Friday. (ANI)

Air India on Friday announced the commencement of its first-ever non-stop services between Hyderabad and Chicago, which will fulfil a long-standing demand for a direct air-link between the two major cities.

“Air India continues to add wind beneath its wings to bring India and the USA closer with the commencement of its first-ever non-stop services between Hyderabad and Chicago. Coming close on the heels of the launch of the non-stop Bengaluru-San Francisco service, this flight is going to fulfil a long-standing demand for a direct air-link between the two major cities,” the airline said in an official release. The flight from Chicago to Hyderabad will operate on Wednesdays.

“The flight AI 108 from Chicago to Hyderabad will operate on Wednesdays. The first flight left Chicago on time at 21:30 hrs (Local Time/LT) on 13th January 2021 and will arrive at Hyderabad at 0040 hrs (LT) on 15th January 2021. The return flight AI-107 from Hyderabad to Chicago which operates once a week every Friday will depart from Hyderabad at 1250 hrs to arrive in Chicago at 1805 hrs (LT) on the same day,” it added.

The flight, a Boeing 777-200LR aircraft, will operate with a seating capacity of 238 including 8 First Class, 35 Business Class,195 Economy class configuration besides 4 Cockpit and 12 Cabin crew.

This service will facilitate seamless connectivity to other interline destinations ensuring faster and smoother accessibility to cities in neighboring states via short domestic flights. 

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