Boeing plans to fly its globe-trotting 777-200LR from Mumbai, India, (the former Bombay) to San Francisco this weekend as part of its flight-testing/world marketing program. The flight is making headlines in India, where several airlines are making plans to use the Worldliner to offer direct service from India to the United States.
Key Quote, from Boeing’s man in India, VP of sales Dinesh Keskar: “The B777-200 LR is capable of flying from any city in India to any other city in the world. It will be ideal for launching direct services between India and the US.”
Here are a couple of links:
And speaking of the 777-200LR and India, the Times of India adds this little nugget — former Airbus salesman Nigel Harwood is now pondering a Worldliner purchase for his new employer, Kingfisher Airlines. Harwood played a key roll in convincing Kingfisher to go all-Airbus for its short-haul domestic fleet, the paper said, but now …
Key Quote: “Kingfisher is understood to be considering a Boeing fleet for its proposed long haul international operations.”
Here’s that link: