Air India launches non-stop flight from Mumbai to San Francisco, BOM-SFO

Air India launches non-stop flight from Mumbai to San Francisco (BOM-SFO-BOM)
Air India launches non-stop flight from Mumbai to San Francisco (BOM-SFO-BOM)

Air India launches a non-stop flight from Mumbai to San Francisco.

Air India the largest airline in India and a member of Star Alliance launched its first non-stop flight between Mumbai and San Francisco on December 15, 2022.

The BOM-SFO non-stop flight is its first-ever non-stop flight connecting the 2 cities of Mumbai and San Francisco.

This comes shortly after the launch of its three-times-per-week flight between Bangalore and San Francisco (BLR-SFO, SFO-BLR) on 2 December 2022.

The Air India Flight duration from BOM to SFO is 16 hours.

This new flight is consistent with Air India’s mission to expand its global footprint and provide its customers with the highest levels of service and convenience.

Air India continues to establish Mumbai as an international and domestic transportation hub.

Following the launch of the BOM-SFO non-stop flight,

  • BOM-JFK (New York City)
  • BOM-FRA (Frankfurt)
  • BOM-CDG (Paris)

will be established. Additionally, additional domestic routes departing from Mumbai will be added.

When searching for international flights to Silicon Valley from India’s financial capital non-stop routes were difficult to find.

While New York/New Jersey (Newark) to Mumbai had direct flight options the options to fly into Silicon Valley from Mumbai were non-existent.

If you are flying into India or your parents are flying to the Bay Area to meet you, these non-stop direct flights can be very convenient. If your parents are visiting the USA see the best flights from India to USA.

Especially for older parents, the hassle of changing flights at foreign airports gets overwhelming and these non-stop Air India flights will be a boon. What more can one ask for?

If you plan to bring your parents to the USA and need to apply for a visa, a guide to the B1/B2 visitor visa will help you with the process.

You may want to consider Air India flights for your parents, the airline is fast changing under the TATA Group and they are committed to improving their services.

The newly introduced Boeing 777-200LR aircraft will operate the flight three times per week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

Air India non-stop flight BOM-SFO, Mumbai to San Francisco

This will increase Air India’s India-US nonstop flight frequency to 40 per week.

Air India launches non-stop flight from BOM-SFO, presently, Air India operates non-stop flights from:

  • Mumbai to Newark
  • Delhi to New York
  • Delhi to Newark
  • Delhi to Washington DC
  • Delhi to San Francisco
  • Delhi to Chicago
  • Bengaluru to San Francisco

After Delhi and Bengaluru, Mumbai will be the third Indian city with direct flights to San Francisco.

The first flight AI 179 from Mumbai to San Francisco departed on time at 14:30 local time and arrived in San Francisco the same day at a convenient 1700 local time.

Return flight AI 180 will depart San Francisco at 2100 local time and arrive in Mumbai at 0340 local time two days later.

At the Boarding Gate of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai, Mr. Campbell Wilson, CEO & MD of Air India, handed the boarding pass to the first passenger who had checked in, in the presence of senior officials of Air India, Mumbai Airport, and other organizations and passengers. The two senior citizens on the flight were also present for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Mr. Wilson addressed the group, stating, “As part of our five-year transformation plan, Vihaan.AI, we plan to significantly enhance connectivity between India’s major cities and prime global destinations. The non-stop flight between India’s financial capital and Silicon Valley is a step towards achieving enhanced customer experience. With the launch of this route, we will have a weekly availability of 40 non-stop flights that will bolster India’s connectivity with the USA.”

Air India presented each passenger on the inaugural flight from Mumbai to San Francisco with a specially curated gift bag.

Vihaan.AI is Air India’s transformational roadmap over five years with clear milestones. It will concentrate on significantly expanding its network and fleet, developing an entirely new customer proposition, and enhancing reliability and on-time performance.

In addition to assuming a leadership position in technology, sustainability, and innovation, the airline will invest heavily in the industry’s top talent. Vihaan. AI is intended to position Air India for sustained growth, profitability, and market leadership.