United to resume India flights from September as Pakistan reopens airspace
July 17, 2019 11:00 AM NPT
FILE PHOTO: A United Airlines Boeing 737-900ER plane departs from O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. November 30, 2018. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski/File Photo
July 17: United Airlines Holdings Inc (UAL.O) said on Wednesday it would restart daily nonstop service between New York/Newark, New Delhi and Mumbai from Sept. 6, after Pakistan lifted airspace restrictions.
The company will also start a new daily service between San Francisco and New Delhi beginning Dec. 5, a spokesman said.
Pakistan reopened its airspace to international civil aviation on Tuesday after months of restrictions imposed because of clashes with India, which forced long detours that cost airlines millions of dollars.