New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Passengers flying to San Francisco from Bengaluru via New Delhi on Air India flight AI-173 will now be able to clear customs and immigration formalities at Bengaluru airport itself, Air India announced on Saturday.
Set to start on December 2, the flight will begin at Bengaluru at 9.15 p.m. every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday on an Airbus A321 aircraft and arrive in Delhi at 11.45 p.m.
The flight will then leave Delhi for San Francisco on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 2.35 a.m. deploying a Boeing B777-200LR aircraft, Air India said.
It will arrive in San Francisco at 7 a.m. local time on the same day and depart at 10.30 a.m. to arrive in Delhi the next day.
It will further depart for Bengaluru at 4.20 p.m., arriving in the Karnataka capital at 5.45 p.m.
India’s national carrier Air India connects 50 domestic and 34 international destinations.