Ph0king From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 20 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 9 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2966 times:
With the large Indian and Vietnamese populations in the San Francisco Bay Area, I’m surprised that neither Vietnam Air nor Air India has service to SFO or SJC. I know that United inagurated a direct service to Vietnam this year. But how about direct service to India. Singapore Airlines Codes shares their evening Flight SFO/HKG/SIN SQ 001, with Air India as AI 8001. Are there any plans in the making for these two airlines to service SFO/SJC? I know Air India inagurated service out of LAX this year, but how about servicing the Indian – American Population in Silicon Valley/SF Bay Area as well as the High Tech Companies doing Business in India?
Wedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5901 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2848 times:
I believe Vietnam Airlines has applied (and perhaps received approval) to fly to SFO. SFO will be their first US destination. I don't think they plan to fly to US until mid to late 2006. I'm sure someone here can pinpoint the timeframe.
Air India will serve SFO eventually, probably when they receive more 772ER/LR aircraft.
BigGSFO From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2920 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2785 times:
I believe both airlines have shown an interest in SFO. Vietnam just signed a transpacific code-share agreement with AA which will link SJC with Vietnam via NRT. Air India - I think they are needing the right aircraft. Out of the two, I would say direct service to India is the most needed. Maybe UA will beat them to the punch.