Air India will introduce a FIFTH weekly service to Newark from July 4, marking a 50% increase in available seat miles on India-US routes in the last 8 months.
The new flight will operate on Fridays using Boeing 747-400 aircraft. The flights currently operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Newark flights have been an overwhelming success for Air India, as can be shown by this second increase in capacity after less than a year of operation.
Air India will now offer over 6500 weekly direct seats between India and the United States - more than all other carriers on the route combined. In addition to 5x weekly Newark EWR
flights via Paris CDG
, the carrier also operates daily services to New York JFK
and 3x weekly services to Chicago ORD
both via London LHR
This increase will also make Air India the LARGEST CARRIER in the Newark to Paris market, a remarkable feat for a new entrant. Air India will now offer 2115 weekly seats compared to 1981 weekly seats offered by Continental and 1764 weekly seats offered by Air France.
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