United is now offering a daily nonstop service between New Delhi and Chicago.
The carrier has deployed its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, with a seating capacity of 252 (48 flat-bed seats in United Polaris business class, 88 seats in United Economy Plus and 116 in United Economy), on this sector.
This new route is the airline’s fourth nonstop flight from India to the US.
Currently, the airline operates daily year-round services from Mumbai and New Delhi to New York/Newark, and from New Delhi to San Francisco.
Starting in May 2021, the airline plans to operate flights between San Francisco and Bengaluru. United will be the first US carrier to provide nonstop service on this route.
Harvinder Singh, United country manager India, said:
“We are excited to inaugurate our daily, nonstop service between New Delhi and our hometown Chicago O’Hare hub. 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 se
“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.”
Commenting on the inaugural United flight from Delhi, Videh Kumar Jaipuriar, CEO-Delhi International Airport (DIAL) said:
“At Delhi Airport, we are delighted to welcome United’s nonstop flight service between New Delhi and Chicago.
“This route will provide individuals with another opportunity to fly nonstop between the two countries. It will not only help improve the business-related travel experience but also encourage personal visits by a large Indian diaspora based in Chicago.”