๐Ÿ›ซ Bengaluru-San Francisco direct flights soon

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Air India, the biggest operator of non-stop flights from India to the US, has announced a new direct flight from Bengaluru to San Francisco starting in October-end.

Story so far: Air India will start nonstop service between the two silicon cities twice a week from October-end. This initiative comes after United Airlinesโ€™ proposed direct flight kept getting deferred as western airlines are not overflying Russian airspace. This is also the reason for the delay in the launch of American Airlinesโ€™ Bengaluru-Seattle direct flight.

  • The Bengaluru-San Fransisco route is in popular demand as Indian-origin American entrepreneurs have pointed out the lack of connectivity.
  • Since Air India still overflies the Russian airspace, its flights have access to the shortest route possible.

Bigger fleet: Air India has also announced that it will be leasing five Boeing 777 long-range aircraft. After these have been added to the fleet, Bengaluru-San Francisco flights will operate three times every week.

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