Air India will increase its flight frequency to the US from the first week of August. In a tweet, the flag carrier said: “Air India will operate additional flights between New Delhi & Newark on 6th,13th, 20th & 27th August ‘21.
These are in addition to the existing flights operating in this sector. Bookings open through AI Website, Booking Offices, Call Centre & Authorised Travel Agents.” This news comes as a major relief to a large number of Indian students headed to the US for higher studies.
Travel restrictions imposed by the United States has led to a situation where students travelling to the US found themselves with significantly fewer travel options and inflated ticket prices
Air India operated 40 flights a week prior to the US government order in May 2020 banning travellers from India due to rising Covid-19 cases.