Ahead of US President Donald Trump's visit to India on February 24, American Airlines on Saturday announced that it would operate a daily service from Bengaluru to Seattle on the west coast from October.
"As the non-stop flight will be the first between Bengaluru and any US city, the airline will operate a 285-seater Boeing 787-9 jet on the long-haul route," said the Bengaluru international airport operator in a statement here.
The new route will give passengers easier and faster access to San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Denver, Arizona, Dallas, Chicago, West Coast and East states on a one-stop flight as compared to multiple stop overs currently.
"The service will also meet corporate customers' demand for travel to Seattle and adjoining areas across the US west coast," said Bangalore International Airport Ltd Chief Executive Hari Marar in the statement.
American Airlines is expanding its codeshare arrangement to include Seattle-based Alaska Airlines, which intends to join the One World Alliance.
"We will soon have direct flight to Tokyo in Japan and Munich in Germany, taking our service to 28 overseas cities," Marar added.