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Soon, Air India to connect Mumbai with San Francisco thrice a week

Besides, the frequency to Australian cities of Sydney and Melbourne are also being enhanced to five times a week

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Air India

Buoyant over the success of its direct flight to from New Delhi, Air may soon connect the American with with a direct flight from this summer.

The disinvestment-bound Air currently operates to six-times per week, which will go up to nine flights in a week with three services being planned from as part of the airline's summer schedule, a senior said.

Besides, the frequency to Australian cities of and are also being enhanced to five times a week from four-times and three-times a-week, respectively at present, the added.

"All our flights to the US are making money barring the one which is to via We've been seeing consistently good passenger load factor on the US routes. The flight is also clocking over 80 per cent seat factor since the launch in December 2015," the said.

"This has prompted to us to connect 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 aircraft, as per the official.

Domestic airlines summer schedule starts from late March and goes up to late October.

Besides, San Francisco, there are daily flights to and from New an from Mumbai, as well as three flights a week to from New

The also flies to via from Ahmedabad.

"As there is demand for more services to Australia, we are in the process of increasing the frequency of and flight to per week from late March on wards," the official said.

First Published: Mon, February 05 2018. 20:17 IST