GMR led Hyderabad International Airport is all set to have a non-stop connectivity with the US from January 2021.

Air India will start its direct, non-stop flight between Hyderabad and Chicago, from January 15, 2021.

The national carrier will deploy its Boeing 777-200 aircraft, with seating capacity of 238 (eight First Class, 35 Business Class, 195 Economy Class), on this sector.

The route is expected to serve over 700,000 passengers originating from Hyderabad and destined to the US annually. In addition, it will also serve over 220,000 passengers originating from Hyderabad catchment area destined to the US annually.

Besides, Hyderabad is a key hub of US giants such as Amazon, Microsoft, Apple, Google.

Pradeep Panicker, chief executive officer, GMR Hyderabad International Airport said:

“This new non-stop route connecting Hyderabad and Chicago in the USA has been on our connectivity wish list for quite some time. And we are delighted that it is our very own national carrier Air India that has commenced this service.

“The launch of this route brings two destinations closer for all our passengers who have been waiting eagerly for a direct flight from Hyderabad to the USA. Hyderabad International Airport has been always committed to connecting the best destinations to cater to the passenger demands.

“We are constantly working on linking more cities domestic and international with focus on high standards of safety to serve our passengers.”