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Minister of Civil Aviation, Jyotiraditya Scindia inaugurates direct flight between Mumbai and San Francisco

Newdelhi:15/12/22:Union Minister of Civil Aviation and Steel, Shri Jyotiraditya M. Scindia inaugurated a direct flight between Mumbai and San Francisco today.

Air India will operate the non-stop flight on this route effective from 15th December 2022 as per the following schedule:

Flt No. From To Freq. Dep. Time (LT) Arr. Time (LT)
AI179 BOM SFO Thrice a week 1430 1700
AI180 SFO BOM Thrice a week 2100 0340+2

In his address, Minister of Civil Aviation, Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia said that under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the Civil Aviation Sector in India is on the cusp of a transformation.  It only had 74 airports in the first 68 years of India’s independence which has now increased 145 including heliports and water aerodromes. There has been democratisation of the Civil Aviation in the country. From a very low base of close to 63 million travellers in 2013- 14, we have reached 144 million travellers in the year 2019- 20. Similar growth has been experienced from the international side as well.


Minister urged Indian carriers to look at increasing international traffic and to get more wide-bodied aircraft to capture the long-haul route market which is currently dominated by international carriers.

Shri Scindia added that the government is in the discussion with major airlines to establish India’s first international hub in Delhi which will have multiplier effect on all sectors of the economy.

The occasion was graced by Shri Eknath Sambhaji Shinde, Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Shri. Rajiv Bansal, Secretary MoCA, Shri. Campbell Wilson, CEO-Air India, and other senior officials from AAI and MoCA were also present.

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