- New route is United’s fourth nonstop flight from India to the U.S.
New Delhi. 12 December 2020. United Airlines inaugurated its new daily nonstop service between Indira Gandhi International Airport and its hometown hub at Chicago O’Hare International Airport today. These daily flights will be operated by a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.
With the introduction of this new route, United will operate four daily nonstop flights from India. The airline additionally operates daily year-round services from Mumbai and New Delhi to New York/Newark, and from New Delhi to San Francisco. United also expects to introduce a new daily nonstop service between Bengaluru and San Francisco commencing 8 May 2021. United will be the first U.S. carrier to provide nonstop service from Bengaluru to the U.S. and will offer more nonstop services from India than any other U.S airline.
New Delhi (DEL) – Chicago O’Hare (ORD)
|UA 899||DEL||ORD||1:55 am||5:50 am||Daily||Boeing 787-9||12 Dec 2020|
|UA 898||ORD||DEL||6:25 pm||8:10 pm + 1||Daily||Boeing 787-9||10 Dec 2020|
Schedules subject to change*
“We are excited to inaugurate our daily, nonstop service between New Delhi and our hometown Chicago O’Hare hub,” said Harvinder Singh, United Country Manager India. “This new flight strengthens our international route network and provides our customers from India with even greater travel choice, as well as the option of our Polaris business class service with flat-bed seats. With a network of connections from our Chicago O’Hare hub to 84other destinations across the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean, the new service opens up opportunities for both business and leisure travellers alike.”
Commenting on the inaugural United Airlines flight from New Delhi, Videh Kumar Jaipuriar, CEO-DIAL said, “At Delhi Airport, we are delighted to welcome United Airlines’ non-stop flight service between New Delhi and Chicago. This route will provide individuals with another opportunity to fly non-stop 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.”
The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
The revolutionary design of the Dreamliner offers customers many features for increased comfort, such as large windows, spacious overhead storage and modern LED lighting to simulate a full day, helping passengers adjust their internal clock on the trans-Atlantic flight. In addition, a lower cabin altitude, cleaner air and smoother ride help customers feel rested on arrival.
The aircraft features a total of 252 seats – 48 flat-bed seats in United Polaris business class, 88 seats in United Economy Plus and 116 seats in United Economy.
United Polaris® business class is a premium travel experience that prioritises relaxation and comfort, featuring restaurant-quality inflight dining, premium amenity kits and full flat-bed seats.
United Economy Plus offers expanded legroom and personal space. Located near the front of the Economy cabin, the seats give the added benefit of a swifter exit from the plane on arrival. Economy Plus seating is available on all transatlantic flights.
United Economy offers complimentary food, a selection of drinks and inflight entertainment. Seats feature an adjustable headrest and a personal on-demand entertainment system.