Air India may soon be operating the world's longest non-stop commercial flight between Bengaluru and San Francisco.
According to Times of India, the airline is planning to link up the major IT hotspots of India and US, which are almost 14,000 km apart.
Presently, the longest non-stop commercial flight is operated by Australian airlines, Qantas, between Dallas Fort Worth in the US and Sydney. The airline covers almost 13,730 km in its journey.
The announcement for the non-stop Bengaluru-San Francisco flight could be made when PM Modi travels to Silicon Valley later this week.
"We are planning to have a nonstop from either Delhi or Bengaluru to San Francisco on our Boeing 777-200 long range aircraft. And in addition we are planning a direct service between Ahmedabad and London due to the huge demand for travel between these two cities," the report quoted a senior Air India official as saying.