Air India to launch non-stop flights Bengaluru-San Francisco from October end

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Non-stop flights are a new rage, especially on the international circuit. Air India is all set to launch non-stop services between Bengaluru and San Francisco this winter.

Tata Group’s Air India is going to start a twice weekly nonstop between the silicon cities of India and the US this winter schedule, that starts from October-end.

Bengaluru (BLR) will again be directly connected to San Francisco (SFO) from this winter.

The route is in high demand and In fact, some Indian-origin American entrepreneurs raised the issue of a lack of direct connectivity in the sector during Union commerce minister Piyush Goyal’s visit to the West Coast earlier this month.

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This would be very beneficial for Air India as United’s proposed BLR-SFO flight keeps getting deferred as western airlines are not overflying Russian airspace — something that India does and makes its highly popular nonstops between India and the west coast viable. For the same reason, American Airlines’ proposed BLR-Seattle nonstop has not been launched yet.

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There has been tremendous demand for a nonstop on this route. Air India is the biggest operator of nonstops between India and the US as it still overflies the Russian airspace. Allowing its flights to take the shortest possible route.

Air India’s non-stop flight between Bengaluru and San Francisco will be a huge boost for travellers.

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Air India had recently announced that it will take on lease five Boeing 777-200 long-range (LR) aircraft. These ex-Delta planes will join the Air India fleet between this December and March 2023 to be used to deploy more India-US nonstops. Once that happens, Bengaluru will have a thrice weekly SFO.

With the rise of low-cost carriers in India, air travel has become cheaper and more accessible. Non-stop flights are now becoming a norm for long-haul flights, especially between the US and Asia.

(With Inputs from The Times of India)