Bangalore, February 16: India's Silicon City Bangalore will soon be connected by the first-ever nonstop flight to Seattle , home of Microsoft, whose Redmond global HQ is in the suburbs of the US West Coast city.
American Airlines has announced that later this month it will open bookings for direct daily Bangalore to Seattle -Tacoma (BLR- SEA ) and vice versa flightsf rom October 2020. The Airline plans to operate a 285-seater Boeing 787-9 aircraft on this route. The Dreamliner aircraft has a 3-3-3 economy section, a very small 2-3-2 Premier Economy and a 1-2-1 Business class. The new route will give passengers connections to San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Denver, Arizona, Dallas, Chicago, West Coast and East states.
Says Hari Marar, MD & CEO, Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL): “The American Airlines flight between Bangalore and Seattle will help further establish BLR Airport as the Gateway to a New India. This will create tremendous benefit for passengers traveling between the two countries.”
“Beginning West Coast international service from Seattle will complement American’s strong existing international network from LAX,” said Vasu Raja, American’s Senior Vice President, Network Strategy. “India is a grossly underserved market, despite the number of businesses with a major presence in both India and the West Coast. By adding Seattle to Bangalore, we’re giving customers from more than 70 U.S. cities access to India in one stop or less — versus the two, three or four stops they’d have to make to get there in the past.”