In 2019, Qantas Dreamliner landed the world’s longest commercial flight from New York to Sydney lasting 19 hours and covering 16,000km. And now, Air India will soon join the bandwagon for its longest non-stop flight. Air India will soon start flights from Bangalore to San Francisco covering 14,000 km and lasting 16 hours. These non-stop flights will operate twice weekly from Bangalore’s Kempegowda International Airport to the USA from January 11, 2021. Read on to know more.
Air India To Start Its Longest Flight Spanning 16 Hours From Bangalore To San Francisco
Air India announced on November 25 that from January 11, 2021, it will start its longest non-stop flights from Bangalore to San Francisco. The flights will take off from Bangalore’s Kempegowda International Airport. Operating twice a week with a B777-200 LR aircraft, you can expect a total thrill to fly from Bangalore to the USA. This new non-stop flight will be Air India’s longest route to and from India. Covering 14,000 km in 16 hours, this is expected to meet the demand of passengers flying for business reasons. Passengers can comfortably travel from Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL) to San Francisco and adjoining areas of the USA.
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The Flight Will Cover 14,000 km In 16 Hours
According to Times Now, the press release from Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL) states “Passengers from Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru can soon fly non-stop to San Francisco (SFO) as India’s national carrier Air India is set to launch a twice-weekly service, scheduled to commence from January 11, 2021.” This new route seats the record as Air India’s longest route of 14,000 km and the longest flight to and from India covering 16 hours.
BIAL also adds “The first non-stop flight between Bengaluru and San Francisco is a significant milestone for BLR Airport and will transform it as the new gateway to India. This will tremendously help passengers, enabling faster and easier access to cities on the West Coast of the United States.” Interestingly, Bangalore and San Francisco are the two most digitally advanced cities in the world. And it’s commendable that through Air India’s longest flight, these two digitally advanced countries can connect better. Meanwhile, have a look at the personal experiences of passengers flying on Vande Bharat flights.