Mon, Oct 24, 2016 | updated 12:26 PM IST

To save fuel and time, Air India to fly over Pacific Ocean to San Francisco

Updated: Oct 12, 2016 14:07 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct. 12 (ANI): Now, you can reach San Francisco early, as Air India today announced its new route from Delhi to San Francisco over the Pacific Ocean which will save both fuel and time.

At present, Air India is using the Atlantic route, which consumes more than 17 hours to reach San Francisco, Air India chairman and managing director Ashwani Lohani told to ANI.

"It will reduce flights hours, as earlier we use to cover the distance between Delhi to SFO in more than 17 hours and now with the new route, the time has been reduced by one and half hours," Lohani said.

Air India also announced that this flight from Delhi to San Francisco would fly for six days in week.

Earlier, it was three days in week. (ANI)