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Direct flights between Dulles and India coming in July

Long-awaited direct flights between India and Dulles Airport will arrive in July, Air India announced this week.

The Times of India reports Air India will initially launch three flights a week between Dulles and Delhi on a Boeing 777.

Virginia government and Dulles Airport officials had been courting an airline to serve a direct India-to-Dulles route for the past two years.

Like Loudoun's population in general, the local Indian population has boomed over the past two decades. In 1990, as few as 400 Indians were living in Loudoun. That number currently stands at more than 20,000, according to Census statistics.



Direct flights between India, the second most-populous country in the world, and Washington Dulles is also expected to be welcome news to business travelers who do work in the Middle East.

"This service would shave hours off the flight that many residents and businessmen and women take from our area, and help bring additional investment to Loudoun," Loudoun County Supervisor Matt Letourneau (R-Dulles) said on his Facebook page.

Comments


There is a reason why the feds won’t let employees fly Air India…it is a death trap on wheels.


Seems like a good idea considering half of Ashburn and Leesburg’s populations are Indian.

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