Air India Announces First Direct Flight Between Bengaluru And San Francisco From January 11

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Indian National Carrier, Air India on Wednesday announced the first non-stop flight between Bengaluru And San Francisco from January 11.

As per the release, Air India is set to launch a twice-weekly service, scheduled to commence from January 11, 2021.

Notably, This would be the first non-stop flight between Bengaluru and the United States, connecting the world’s two tech hubs the original Silicon Valley and the Silicon Valley of India.

Air India has also opened the booking for the Bengaluru And San Francisco route from November 25th, 2020.

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“Now travel directly to San Francisco from Bengaluru, with @airindiain! Booking opens tonight.” Bengaluru International Airport Tweeted.

This is a significant milestone for Bengaluru Airport and would transform the city as the new gateway to India, it said, adding that it would tremendously help passengers, enabling faster and easier access to cities on the West Coast of the United States.

The new non-stop service is expected to meet the demand of corporate customers for travel to San Francisco and adjoining areas in the US.

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The airline plans to operate a 238-seater Boeing 777-200 LR aircraft to serve the largest unserved international origin/destination market for Bengaluru Airport, it said, adding that Bengaluru and San Francisco are ranked first and second among the world’s top 45 digitally advanced cities.

The new Bengaluru-San Francisco route sets two records it would be Air India’s longest route at 14,000+ km (8,698 miles) and longest flight to and from India (over 16 hours).

(With Inputs From PTI)


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