Passengers in Bengaluru will be able to fly non-stop to San Fransisco from January 11, 2021 after national carrier Air India made an announced in this regard.

In a statement, the Bengaluru International Airport Limited said: "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." 

BIAL further said that the first non-stop flight between Bengaluru and San Francisco is a significant milestone for Kempegowda International Airport Airport. "This will tremendously help passengers, enabling faster and easier access to cities on the West Coast of the United States," BIAL added. 

Air India plans to operate a 238-seater Boeing 777-200 LR aircraft twice weekly between the two cities. At 14,000 km, this would be Air India's longest route, and also the longest flight to any destination from India.