Air India to Launch New Nonstop Flights: San Francisco to Bengaluru, and Chicago to Hyderabad in 2021

Come January 2021, Air India is all set to create history in the US-India travel corridor. Ahead of United Airlines’ upcoming launch of nonstop flights between San Francisco and Bengaluru in May 2021, Air India announced twice-weekly flights between the world’s two IT hubs. Air India’s first nonstop flight from Kempegowda Airport (BLR) to SFO Airport is scheduled on January 11, 2021.

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SFO to Bengaluru nonstop flights will prove to be a Midas touch for the debt-ridden Air India for various reasons, including generous free check-in baggage allowance in all travel classes, Namaskar Sewa service for unaccompanied travelers, and economy to business class upgrade offer.

The announcement about the upcoming SFO-BLR direct flights came amidst Air India’s phase 7 of VBM/air bubble flights that will continue through March 2021. It will be the first-ever nonstop route between the West Coast of the USA and South India, which will also be accessible to Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, and Utah via short domestic flights.

Ranked first and second among the world’s most technologically advanced cities, Bengaluru and San Francisco will make the longest route in Air India’s US-India network. The SFO to Bengaluru service will be the longest of all Air India nonstop flights between USA and India. The airline will cover more than 14,000 km (8698 miles) in over 16 hours.

Reportedly, Air India’s nonstop Chicago to Hyderabad flights will be launched on January 15, 2021. ORD to HYD RGI Airport has remained an unserved route in the US-India travel sector till date. Being a gateway to South and Central India, Hyderabad’s RGI Airport will connect Air India’s direct flights from Chicago with short domestic flights to Visakhapatnam, Bengaluru, Vijayawada, Bhubaneswar, Bhopal, Chennai and Tirupati.

Air India’s upcoming nonstop routes will cater to the demand of corporate travelers for direct business class flights to India from the West Coast of the United States.

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8 thoughts on “Air India to Launch New Nonstop Flights: San Francisco to Bengaluru, and Chicago to Hyderabad in 2021

  1. Uma Vijay

    Hi, when this nonstop flight from sfo to blr and when can I start to booking?
    Thanks in advance

    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Uma! The first nonstop flight from SFO to BLR is scheduled in the second week of January 2021. We have started booking Air India’s tickets for this route. You can log on to our website or contact our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for hassle-free booking. Thank you!

  2. Soumen Chakraborty

    Would be nice to have direct flight from Chicago to Kolkata (CCU). Please think about it.

  3. Vedantam Ravi

    Hi. I am looking for Seattle-Banguluru and Newark- Hyderabad direct flights for my family and my parents. Please update me on possibility of these sectors opening.

    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Ravi! As of now, there is no such update. If any airline announces direct/nonstop flights on those routes, we will be the first to share the information. FYI, Qatar Airways will Connect Seattle to its Indian destinations including Bengaluru with one-stop flights in March 2021.

  4. safi rahman

    My parents have planned to travel from BLR to SFO on last week of January 2021, are there any rules to be followed for COVID-9 Testing, do they have to travel with a COVID NEGATIVE TEST REPORT ?

    • indianeagle Post author

      Hi Safi! As of now, there is no such protocol for those traveling to the USA from India. May we know what airline they will travel on?


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