Coimbatore: The people who fly frequently to the US from the region wrote a letter to Air India in which they mentioned that evening flights should be arranged to the city from New Delhi and back.
Since India has created an air travel arrangement with the US, Air India is the only flight to that country and that too from New Delhi. Many exporters and professionals in the region say that they have to wait for nearly 13 hours at Delhi Airport to take the flight to the US at 4 am. Also, the flight to the city from New Delhi after landing from the US has a 16-hour layover.
Frequents fliers to abroad wrote letter to Air India seeking evening flights to and from New Delhi
Manoj Kunar planned to fly to San Francisco in November for a month. He had no option but to choose Air India to reach Delhi. He said that since United Airlines and Air India are flying, he had to choose Sunday. Air India operates direct flights to New Delhi from the city five days a week. He said that on his journey to the US and way back, he needed to stop in New Delhi for 13 hours and 16 hours respectively.
Another frequent flyer to the US is a city-based Lawyer named Varun Dharam. Carun said if there will be a flight that departs from New Delhi at around 5 pm and reaches the city at around 9 pm then it will be a relief for people flying in from the US and Europe. Also, he mentioned that the layover will be reduced to a large extent if the flight departs to New Delhi from the city at 6:30 pm and reaches there by 10 pm.