Air India will be launching its nonstop flights from New Delhi to San Francisco from December 2015. The airline said that the customers besides being offered nonstop connections to the US west coast would also be able to enjoy various kinds of Indian cuisines on board their flights.
Media reports said that Air India would be hiring the services of Rajan Loomba, chief executive chef of The Ashok, for designing a new menu and create signature dishes for the customers.
While talking to the mediapersons, Rajan Loomba said that the special emphasis on his part would be to showcase north Indian cuisine initially. He said that a signature dish of Oudh ‘Murgh Rihana’ would be an important part of the new menu.
Loomba said, “It is a matter of great privilege and honor that Air India has provided him opportunity for showcasing Indian cuisine, which would be most likely split between Indian and continental cuisine and would be either 70:30 or even 80:20. I will be asking the airline to change crockery, cutlery and napkins for the food service in order to make it more appealing. In fact, it is through the eyes that the food is first experienced and therefore must look good and tempting. For each meal, there would be efforts to make 4-5 items. Since the duration of the nonstop New Delhi-San Francisco flight would be of 16 hours, the passengers would be served two full meals in addition to a hi-tea on bard.”
Air India will be operating nonstop flights on New Delhi-San Francisco route thrice weekly. The route will be served with the help of a Boeing 777-200LR aircraft. This will be the first service between New Delhi and the US west coast.