Taking a new flight path that will save time as well as fuel, Air India will start flying to San Francisco from the national capital over the Polar region.
With the new route, the flight duration would reduce by around one-and-a-half hours and fuel savings would be in the range of 2,000 to 7,000 kilograms per flight, according to an Air India spokesperson.
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/bus ... 645258.cms
Can someone please explain how will this different than the GC route or the Pacific routing that this flight often takes?
Also what would the possible flight be like, and what countries would be overflown in this polar routing?
Mind you, during Pak Airspace closure, DEL-SFO was easily taking upto 17-18 hours. Getting it down from that to 13 is huge