FCEDA’s Gordon hails launch of Air India service to Dulles Airport as “major improvement”

Contact: Alan Fogg, afogg@fceda.org, +1 703-790-0600 (o) or +1 571-213-5065 (m) 

Three roundtrips a week a big lift for both business communities

Friday, July 7, 2017

Fairfax County, Virginia, July 7, 2017 – Air India launched nonstop service between Washington Dulles International Airport and New Delhi today with ceremonies that drew Indian and American dignitaries including Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA), issued the following statement regarding the new air service, which offers three roundtrips a week between Dulles and Indira Gandhi International Airport:

“The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority has had permanent representation in Bangalore since 2005 to work with Indian companies considering locating or expanding in the U.S. market. Growing Indian companies that want to be in the U.S. need to consider Fairfax County because of the mature and diverse information technology sector with possible customers and partners, the availability of highly skilled workforce talent, a renowned public school system, and of course the county’s location near Washington, D.C.

“Washington Dulles International Airport and its connections to markets around the world is also a huge asset for Fairfax County, and the new Air India service between Dulles and New Delhi marks a major improvement in connections between our two business communities as well as for tens of thousands of Indian-Americans and south Asians who live in Fairfax County. My office was pleased to be part of the effort to land the Air India service here and we are delighted that the effort has resulted in a major improvement for Fairfax County and the Washington area.”

Time magazine called Fairfax County “one of the great economic success stories of our time.” Business growth and innovation helps Fairfax County fund the nation’s top-rated school system and other public services that contribute to the quality of life of residents. Fairfax County offers businesses a state-of-the-art telecommunications infrastructure, access to global markets through Washington Dulles International Airport, a vibrant investment capital community and a highly skilled, well-educated workforce.

The award-winning Fairfax County Economic Development Authority promotes Fairfax County as a business and technology center. The FCEDA offers site location and business development assistance, and connections with county and state government agencies, to help companies locate and expand in Fairfax County. In addition to its headquarters in Tysons Corner, Fairfax County’s largest business district, the FCEDA maintains marketing offices in six important global business centers: Bangalore, Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Seoul and Tel Aviv. Follow the FCEDA on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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