In 2016, Air India announced that its flight from Delhi to San Francisco in the USA would travel in the opposite direction. Earlier, the plane used to fly Westwards; that is, towards Middle East and Europe, and then reach the US. In 2016, Air India announced that the plane would now fly Eastwards, towards Japan, and then reach the US.
This change in routes made the new Delhi-San Francisco route the longest in the world, in terms of distance. Earlier, it used to travel around 13,900 kilometres. Now, it would travel around 15,300 kilometres, more than any other flight in the world (at that time). Why did Air India take this decision? Was it because they wanted the record for the longest flight? Finish the module to find out!