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United Airlines to Start Direct Bengaluru-San Francisco Flights from May 26, 2022


United Airlines’ direct flights between Bengaluru and San Francisco will take to the skies in May next year. The US-based airline announced last week that it would run daily nonstop flights between the two technology hubs, America’s San Francisco and India’s Bengaluru, starting 26 May 2022.

“The new route is (United’s) first-ever nonstop service between Bengaluru and the US,” the airline said in a statement. United Airlines also noted that it offers more India-US flights than any other US carrier. 

One of the leading airlines in the US-India air travel network, United is presently operating its flights from New Delhi to New York/ Newark, Chicago and San Francisco, as well as from Mumbai to New York/ Newark.

United Airlines had plans to launch its nonstop service between Bengaluru International Airport and its hub at San Francisco International Airport in spring 2021 but had to defer this due to the second wave of COVID-19. Now, the airline decided to relaunch this new route as part of its largest transatlantic expansion. Currently, Air India is the only airline to serve the San Francisco-Bengaluru route with nonstop flights. 

United will deploy its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft on this new route. The aircraft features 257 seats – 48 flat-bed seats in business class, 21 seats in premium-plus class and 188 seats in economy class.

Referring to United’s Bengaluru-San Francisco service that is to start from May 26, Marcel Fuchs, United’s Managing Director International Sales, said, “Our new flight strengthens our international route network, provides our customers from India with even greater travel choice and the possibility to connect via our San Francisco hub to other destinations across the Americas.”

Apart from United Airlines, the other top US carrier American Airlines also plans to make its nonstop service between Delhi and New York available from October 31, 2021 and between Bengaluru and Seattle from January 4, 2022. 


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