United Airlines has announced that its new daily year-round nonstop service between Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru and its hub at San Francisco will begin from May 28, 2022 (subject to government approval). The new route is United’s first-ever nonstop service between Bengaluru and the US and builds on the airline’s existing services from New Delhi to New York/Newark, Chicago and San Francisco, as well as from Mumbai to New York/Newark. United offers more flights between India and the US than any other US carrier.
The new service from India is part of United’s largest transatlantic expansion in its history announced last week, including 10 new routes and five new destinations – Amman, Jordan; Bergen, Norway; Azores, Portugal; Mallorca, Spain and Tenerife in the Spanish Canary Islands. All of the new routes, which are set to begin in Spring 2022, are not served by any other North American carrier. Additionally, next year, United will add new flights to five popular European destinations – Berlin, Dublin, Milan, Munich and Rome, as well as launch seven routes that were interrupted due to the pandemic from Bengaluru, Frankfurt, Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, Nice and Zurich. Flights are subject to government approval.
“We look forward to the full recovery of international travel and are committed to continuing to leverage our leading global network in new, exciting ways,” said Patrick Quayle, United’s Senior Vice President International Network and Alliances.Talking about the highly anticipated first-ever service between the two international technology hubs, Bengaluru and San Francisco, 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.”
United’s service from Bengaluru to San Francisco will be operated with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, featuring a total of 257 seats – 48 flat-bed seats in United Polaris business class, 21 Premium Plus and 188 in Economy, including 39 Economy Plus seats with added legroom and increased personal space.
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