American Airlines to Launch Flights from Seattle to Bengaluru and LondonFebruary 14, 2020 13:07
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American Airlines to offer nonstop flights between the United States and Bangalore which is now renamed as Bengaluru in India in the month of October and the departure is said to be from an unlikely departure city.
A daily service to the southern India technology center has been added by the America and the service is said not be from the big hubs like Dallas, Chicago or any other big hubs but the service would be made from Seattle which is a place where it has a small presence.
The announcement has been made by the American Airlines regarding the two international routes from Seattle.
The carrier is said to launch a flight to Bengaluru in India in the month of October in this year and another flight to London Heathrow in the month of March in the year 2021.
The date of the start of the flight services have not been mentioned but it has been said that the Bengaluru tickets are set to go on sale by the end of the month and it has also been said that the route would be operated by a Boeing 787- 9 Dreamliner.
This flight that is being made available from Seattle to India is said to be the first nonstop flight to India and the flight is said to be of 16 hours and 20 minutes from Seattle to Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru.
The American carrier is said to make a mark of the American’s return to the Asian nation after almost a decade as the carrier had ended it flights between Chicago and New Delhi in the year 2012.
The flight between Seattle and Bengaluru would be the second largest flight behind the Dallas- Hong Kong at 17 hours.
Vasu Raja who is the America’s head of network strategy has said that the airlines would be complimented by the West Coast routes for the strong existence of the international network from LAX.
It has also been told by Vasu Raja to USA Today that the top corporate customers of America had been requesting for more than two years regarding the Bangalore route and also that the tech firms which include Dell and Texas Instruments are having the bases in the city.
The other airlines like KLM, Lufthansa, Ethiopial Arlines and the Japan Airlines have announced new routes to the city in India during last year.
American Airlines has several other upcoming routes which include a daily Boston- London Heathrow service which is said to be launching on 29th of the month of March 2020 and also the flights from Los Angeles to Christchurch in New Zealand and Dallas Fort Worth to Auckland in the New Zealand are said to be launched as thrice a week seasonal services in the month of October 2020.
By Shrithika Kushangi