yvr1968
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Air India To SFO And YVR?

Sun Oct 14, 2007 1:59 am

Any updates on the status of these routes starting up?

Press release back in August mentioned starting flights to SFO and YVR by the end of the year or early 2008.
 
blrBird
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RE: Air India To SFO And YVR?

Sun Oct 14, 2007 2:46 am

Quoting YVR1968 (Thread starter):
August mentioned starting flights to SFO and YVR by the end of the year or early 2008.

SFO may happen when more 77L come online not sure about YVR.
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behramjee
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RE: Air India To SFO And YVR?

Sun Oct 14, 2007 3:42 am

There was an article in Economic Times that AI was examining the possibility of launching BLR-SFO nonstop from May 2008 pending the delivery of more B 77Ls from Boeing.

As far as YVR is concerned, nothing has mentioned apart from interest shown by the airline. Though if launched, YVR should be flown from ATQ via DEL with the B 777-200LR three times a week only.

ATQ-DEL-YVR on WED/FRI/SUN with the B 77L  Smile

Btw fyi...from this month onwards, AI flies B 773ERs instead of B 744s to JFK i.e. AI 111-112 ATQ-DEL-LHR-JFK!
 
yvr1968
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RE: Air India To SFO And YVR?

Sun Oct 14, 2007 3:49 am

My post was in reference to this article posted by The Tribune from Chandigarh, India on 17 August 07.

The quote is from Anil Sabharwal, passenger sales manager of the airline.

“We have on our plans a flight from Srinagar to Dubai besides connecting Amritsar to both San Francisco and Vancouver by the end of this year or early next year. The frequency of the Amritsar-Birmingham-Toronto flight will also be increased from five to seven times a week. Other North American destinations in the future plans include Houston, Washington and Dallas,” reveals Sabharwal.
 
bartond
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RE: Air India To SFO And YVR?

Sun Oct 14, 2007 11:06 pm

Quoting YVR1968 (Reply 3):
Other North American destinations in the future plans include Houston, Washington and Dallas,” reveals Sabharwal.

Wonder if he means Houston OR Dallas? Couldn't see them serving both cities but this has been talked about a lot.