Air India is launching a daily service to Washington DC by extending one of its existing routes to the USA.

"We already serve Delhi-New York Newark so what we will be doing is extending the service onto Washington DC," says Air India's top spokesman.

He says the daily Washington DC service starts 1 December and will use Boeing 777-200LRs.

Air India has never operated to Washinton DC before, he adds. No other carriers operate on the route according to Innovata.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news