Air India Eyes Los Angeles, Seattle and Dallas Flights

Daniel Fowkes
27 Feb 2024
· Routes 
Air India is eyeing the launch of flights to Los Angeles, Seattle and Dallas as part of a U.S. expansion using the A350 and 777 this year.

Air India continues to move forward with its turnaround plans by utilising new aircraft to its advantage through an upcoming network expansion.

According to local reports, Air India is on the verge of moving forward with new long-ranged flights towards cities within the United States.

A move to expand towards the United States is being made possible thanks to the addition of the newly delivered Airbus A350 series, alongside the expansion of its Boeing 777s.

Cities of Los Angeles, Dallas, and Seattle are all reportedly being targeted, which would significantly increase its current U.S. network if moved ahead.

Sources indicated to PTI that flights towards the three aforementioned cities could all begin in time for the 2024/25 winter schedule.

The new Airbus A350s would likely be deployed towards Seattle, whereas the Boeing 777 is considered the optimal aircraft to be operated towards Los Angeles and Dallas.

Air India’s Current U.S Operation

Per Cirium data, Air India currently serves several cities in the United States based on flight data for January 2024.

The airline connected Mumbai with San Francisco, which saw 34 monthly flights. Additionally, the airline flies between Newark and Delhi, where 24 services are operated, and San Fransisco and Delhi are also connected.

Other connections towards Washington Dulles, New York and Chicago from Delhi are also present, with Mumbai connected to New York. Their network is expansive. However, there’s a strong view that this is a market that can significantly improve, and adding more aircraft will make this possible in the future.

A Major Turnaround At Air India

Air India is undergoing a major turnaround of its business as it looks to go from an airline that has struggled across recent decades to a world-class one.

As part of these plans and under new ownership, significant investments have been made to ensure long-term success and growth in customer satisfaction levels.

These investments include a significant focus on the product being delivered to customers. Air India has purchased almost 500 aircraft, forming the next generation of its fleet. Additionally, the airline has invested in updated cabin products to compete with legacy airlines worldwide.

While all these significant investments have yet to prove themselves, the airline hopes they’ll be enough to secure its long-term future in a market that continues growing rapidly.

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  1. SFO has 4 weekly flights from BOM, 3 from BLR & 11 from Delhi. JFK has 7 weekly & EWR 3 weekly from BOM. Chicago, Toronto, Vancouver & EWR have 7 weekly from DEL. AI should put in 350 from BOM & BLR to SFO / Seattle / LA. Their main competition out of BOM is EMIRATES & QATAR

  2. They need to hurry up with the Dallas service. The Demand is insanely high and the prices to fly to India from DALLAS are ridiculous. Air India will dominate the region due too the large South Indian population and Air India being able to offer connections into every major South Indian city and beyond!

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