Non-Stop Flights From USA To INDIA

(Last Updated On: November 29, 2021)

Every year the number of travelers and tourists from USA to India is increasing rapidly, which resulted in high demands of flights from USA to India. Currently, there are around 15 non-stop flights from USA to India operating on various routes. The Indian diaspora in the USA, is one of the major contributors for flight bookings to India from USA. As the demand for non-stop flights are increasing, many airlines have started looking for options for available routes to fly non-stop to India and back.

Here’s a complete list of non-stop flights from USA to India:

❖ San Francisco to Delhi (SFO-DEL) by Air India
❖ Chicago to Delhi (ORD-DEL) by Air India
❖ Washington to Delhi (IAD-DEL) by Air India
❖ New York to Delhi (JFK-DEL) by Air India
❖ Newark to Delhi (EWR-DEL) by Air India
❖ New York to Mumbai (JFK-BOM) by Air India
❖ Newark to Mumbai (EWR-BOM) by Air India
❖ Chicago to Hyderabad (ORD-HYD) by Air India
❖ San Francisco to Bengaluru (SFO-BLR) by Air India
❖ San Francisco to Delhi (SFO-DEL) by United Airlines
❖ Newark to Delhi (EWR-DEL) by United Airlines
❖ Newark to Mumbai (EWR-BOM) by United Airlines
❖ Chicago to Delhi (ORD-DEL) by United Airlines
❖ San Francisco to Bangalore (SFO-BLR) by United Airlines
❖ New York to Mumbai (JFK-BOM) by Delta Airlines

Out of these 15 non-stop flights from USA to India, 9 flights are being operated by Air India, 5 flights by United Airlines and 1 by Delta Airlines.

Air India is the national carrier of India and has been on the forefront of operating direct flights from USA to India and back. The airline operates from almost all the major airports of USA. Being the first one Air India, captured a huge market share for non-stop flights to India from USA. After Air India, now many other airlines have also started their non-stop flights from USA to India.

1. Non-Stop USA to India Flights By Air India:

  • San Francisco to Delhi (SFO-DEL) by Air India

The first non-stop flight from USA to India by Air India was launched in December 2015 on San Francisco to Delhi route. This nonstop flight reduced the travel time between USA and India to 15 h 55m by saving 6 hours. Air India reached San Francisco and airport towers at SFO were illuminated with Indian flag colors.

  • Chicago to Delhi (ORD-DEL) by Air India

Chicago is one of the prominent cities of USA and Delhi is the capital city of India. Air India took the initiative to connect these two cities by starting direct flights. The direct flight to India from USA records 14h 35m as travel time.

  • Washington to Delhi (IAD-DEL) by Air India

In July 2017, Air India achieved another milestone by launching non-stop flights from Washington to Delhi. Delhi being the capital city of India, witnesses huge footfall from travelers from USA and being the only airline operating from Washington, Air India has captured a big market there.

2. New York to Delhi (JFK-DEL) by Air India

Being the national carrier of India, Air India has the privilege of flying to almost all the major airports of the USA. In 2018, Air India officially launched its non-stop flights to New York from Delhi.

  • Newark to Delhi (EWR-DEL) by Air India

Air India has also started its flights from Newark to Delhi. United Airlines is already operating on this route and now there is a stiff competition between these two airlines.

  • New York to Mumbai (JFK-BOM) by Air India

From December 2018, Air India started flights from New York to Mumbai and back thrice a week.

  • Chicago to Hyderabad (ORD-HYD) by Air India

In January 2021, Air India launched non-stop flights from Chicago to Hyderabad. The India flight will operate every Wednesday and the return flight will operate on Fridays.

  • San Francisco to Bengaluru (SFO-BLR) by Air India

In January 2021 only, Air India launched its San Francisco to Bengaluru non-stop flight. San Francisco to Bengaluru is the longest route operated by Air India.

3. Non-Stop USA to India Flights By United Airlines:

  • San Francisco to Delhi (SFO-DEL) by United Airlines

In 2019, United Airlines started flights from San Francisco to Delhi. The travel time recorded on this route by United Airlines was 15h 55m.

  • Newark to Delhi (EWR-DEL) by United Airlines

United Airlines put a stiff competition for Air India as it launched its non-stop flight from Newark to Delhi and completed the journey in 14h 20m. Despite this Air India is the first choice for India bound travelers.

  • Newark to Mumbai (EWR-BOM) by United Airlines

United Airlines also has a competition with Air India on the Newark to Mumbai route. The Newark to Mumbai non-stop flight by United and Air India takes equal traveling time.

  • Chicago to Delhi (ORD-DEL) by United Airlines

In December 2020, United Airlines announced a new non-stop flight from USA to India. The new route for non-stop flight from Chicago to Delhi was launched because of a major chunk of Indians are based in Chicago and travel to Delhi every year.

  • San Francisco to Bangalore (SFO-BLR) by United Airlines

The non-stop flight from San Francisco to Bangalore is the latest route announced by United Airlines. It was supposed to be operational from May 2021, but due to COVID 19 restrictions, it got delayed and now it will go live by May 2022.

4. Non-Stop USA to India Flights By Delta Airlines:

  • New York to Mumbai (JFK-BOM) by Delta Airlines

Delta Airlines has a single non-stop flight from New York to Mumbai. Delta started its operations from New York to Mumbai in 2019. The New York to Mumbai flights brought two financial capitals closer and provided an alternative to travel from USA to India.

What’s in the future?

With India emerging as a big market many airlines want to grab the opportunity and offering new flights from USA to India. Though fights from New York to Delhi, Washington to Delhi flights and flights to Bangalore are already available, there are plenty of other Indian destinations which need to be captured.

FAQ:-

1.> Do direct flights to India from USA available?
Yes, there are plenty of direct flights to Delhi, India that fly from USA and also direct flights from India to USA. You can check flight information here.

2.> What is the average travel time to India from USA?
The direct flight from USA to India takes around 14 to 16 hours depending on the route. On the other hand indirect flights take an extra 7 to 8 hours.

3.> Can we expect more non-stop flights from USA to India?
Yes, according to the latest reports and demands, airlines are considering new routes to fly non-stop from USA to India.

4.> Are non-stop flights from India to USA available?
Yes, all the airlines which are currently operating direct flights from USA to India have return flights to USA from India.

5.> What are the major airlines that fly from USA to India?

  • Air India.
  • United Airlines.
  • Delta Airlines.
  • Emirates.
  • Etihad Airways.

 

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