Indian national carrier Air India on Saturday announced that it will increase the frequency of flights between New Delhi and Chicago from 6 to 7 weekly flights starts from 03rd Nov 21 to 23rd Mar 22.
The announcement comes just a day after the United States allowed entry of fully vaccinated foreign travelers from November 8.
Air India is operating these flights under the Air Bubble agreement which has been signed between India and United States.
Air India Delhi-Chicago Flights
“Air India will increase frequency between New Delhi & Chicago from 6 to 7 days a week effective 03rd Nov ‘ 21 to 23rd March’22. Bookings opened through Air India Website, Booking Offices, Call Centre & our Authorized Travel Agents,” Air India said in a tweet.
Air India also stated that it has started bookings through its official website, Booking Offices, Call Centre, and other Authorized Travel Agents.
The announcement of increasing the flight frequency has come as relaxation for air passengers who are eagerly waiting to travel to the United States.
More Flights To The United States
Earlier the national carrier also announced the additional flights between India and the United States (US) in August 2021. The announcement comes amid a large number of Indians head to universities.
At present Air India is operating around 21 flights per week to the US, with the maximum increase in New York (JFK and Newark or EWR) flights followed by Chicago and San Francisco.
US To Reopen For Fully Vaccinated Travelers
Starting from 08th Nov 2021 the United States is planning to reopen its borders for fully vaccinated travelers. The announcement made by Kevin Munoz, the White House Assistant Press Secretary;
“The US’ new travel policy that requires vaccination for foreign national travelers to the United States will begin on Nov 8. This announcement and date apply to both international air travel and land travel. This policy is guided by public health, stringent, and consistent.”
It must be noted that fully vaccinated travelers from, India, Britain, Ireland, China, South Africa, Iran, and Brazil along with 26 countries in Europe, including France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, and Greece would be allowed to travel to the US.