United Airlines has introduced daily nonstop flights between Chicago and Delhi on 10th December, thus marching ahead in the implementation of its global network expansion. The Chicago-based carrier earlier (in September 2020) announced new international routes to India, Africa, and the US state of Hawaii, as a part of its expansion plans.
The inaugural long-haul flight from Chicago to Delhi took about 14 hours to reach Indira Gandhi International Airport, and the first United Airlines’ nonstop flight from DEL to ORD that took off on December 12 landed at O’Hare International Airport after flying for nearly 15 hours.
United Airlines employed a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft for operating daily flights between Chicago and New Delhi. This aircraft features 48 seats in Polaris business class, 88 in extra-legroom coaches, and 116 in the economy.
Harvinder Singh, Country Manager of United Airlines India, said, “This new flight strengthens our international route network and provides our customers from India with even greater travel choices, as well as the option of our Polaris business class service with flat-bed seats. With a network of connections from our Chicago O’Hare hub to 84 other destinations across the US, Mexico and the Caribbean, the new service opens up opportunities for both business and leisure travellers alike.”
With the addition of this direct service between India’s capital city and United’s hometown hub, the airline’s nonstop operations between India and USA increased to 4. United Airlines is soon to take up this number to 5 with the launch of its nonstop flights between Bengaluru and San Francisco, most probably from 8 May 2021.
However, the BLR-SFO nonstop service will be made available to air travelers as early as January 2021 by Air India. Air India will also start operating HYD-ORD direct flights from the third week of January 2021. Book your tickets now!