Air India celebrated a milestone with the initiation of non-stop service between the worlds’s oldest to world’s largest democracy i.e. between Washington, D.C. to New Delhi. The celebration included ceremonial water cannon salute, cultural program and formal remark. Ceremony was attended by his Excellency Mr. Navtej Sarna, Indian Ambassador to United States, Governor Terry McAuliffe, the Common Wealth of Virginia, TV Asia CEO and Chairman Padma Shri HR Shah and Mr. Ashwani Lohani, Chairman and MD Air India.
Mr. Lohani in his speech said that it was a dream from a long time to start the flight between two capitals.
Vandan Sharma, Regional Manager Americas, Air India thanked the media, Indian community, Indian-American community and the community at large for their support in making the launch successful.
Source: TV Asia Bureau