National carrier Air India would fly continuous from here to Chicago, USA, starting from January 15, the Hyderabad International Airport announced on Wednesday.
Prior to the suspension of international operations in late March because of the coronavirus pandemic, the disinvestment-bound Air India was once operating to Chicago from the city airport via Delhi.
Air India would be starting the flight between Hyderabad and Chicago effective January 15, 2021, GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd said in a press release.
The airline would deploy its 238-seater Boeing 777-200 aircraft with eight seats in first class,35 in commerce and the remaining 195 in the economy class, the release said.
The Telugu diaspora from the Telangana and Andhra Pradesh regions is likely one of the fastest growing community in the United States and an instantaneous connectivity to the United States from Hyderabad was once long due, it said.
Hyderabad-USA-Hyderabad has been the largest unserved passenger origin and destination (O&D) market between India and the United States with a potential of over 7,00,000 passengers once a year, the release said.
With the city being the gateway to South and central India, it offers convenient proximity for passengers originating from the nearby cities in the region, pushing an extra demand of about 2,20,000 passengers once a year, it said.
The launch of this route brings two destinations closer for all our passengers who have been waiting eagerly for an instantaneous flight from Hyderabad to the US. We are constantly working on linking more cities domestic and international with focus on high standards of safety to serve our passengers,” said CEO, GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd., Pradeep Panicker, Hyderabad is second home to many US-based companies and as much as 70 per cent of the complete IT exports to the United States is from Hyderabad, said the release, adding that the city is referred to as the Pharma Capital of India and a vaccine manufacturing hub of India.[ad_2]