The disinvestment-bound Air India currently operates to San Francisco six-times per week, which will go up to nine flights in a week with three services being planned from Mumbai as part of the airline's summer schedule, a senior official said.
"All our flights to the US are making money barring the one which is to Newark via London. We've been seeing consistently good passenger load factor on the US routes. The San Francisco flight is also clocking over 80 per cent seat factor since the launch in December 2015," the official said.
"This has prompted to us to connect Mumbai directly with San Francisco and we plan to launch a flight service to the Silicon Valley from the coming summers," he added.
The proposed flight will be operated three times a week with a Boeing 777 aircraft, as per the official.
Domestic airlines summer schedule starts from late March and goes up to late October.