Non-stop flights between Bengaluru-San Francisco, Chicago-Hyderabad; travel restrictions extended till Jan 31

If you are planning to travel abroad anytime soon, then here are the 3 latest aviation updates you must know:

> First direct flight between Bengaluru & San Francisco

India’s national carrier Air India recently announced non-stop flights between Bengaluru & San Francisco. The new flight, which will be operated twice weekly, is scheduled to commence from 11th January, 2021.

Bengaluru International Airport Limited (BIAL) said, “The new route sets two records – it would be Air India’s longest route at 14,000+ km (8,698 miles) and longest flight to and from India (over 16 hours.”

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> Non-stop flights between Chicago & Hyderabad

Air India will operate non-stop flights between Chicago & Hyderabad from 13th January, 2021. 

“Passengers from Bengaluru and Hyderabad – both gateways to South India – will enjoy huge benefits travelling to San Francisco and Chicago as this will enable faster and easier connections,” the airline said in a statement.

Also read: Ban on UK Flights Extended Till Jan 7; Karnataka Makes COVID Report Mandatory for International Arrivals: Top Flight Updates

> India extends international flight suspension

India has extended the international flights, travel and visa-related restrictions enforced due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic till 31st January, 2021, according to the Director-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

However, all international cargo and flights “specifically approved” by DGCA will not come under the specified restrictions, the authority said.

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