As part of an announcement for its planned global expansion, United Airlines announced it would add more flights to India with two new routes: San Francisco-Bangalore and Chicago-New Delhi.

Both routes will operate on a daily basis, with the Chicago-Delhi flights starting in the winter of this year. The start of the San Francisco-Bangalore flights will follow in the spring of 2021. United will use Boeing 787-9 aircraft on each route.

Bangalore will the the third destination in India for United Airlines. The Chicago-based carrier has operated flights to New Delhi and Mumbai during its 15-year presence in the country.

"Now is the right time to take a bold step in evolving our global network to help our customers reconnect with friends, family and colleagues around the world," said Patrick Quayle, United's vice president of International Network and Alliances. "These new nonstop routes provide shorter travel times and convenient one-stop connections from across the United States, demonstrating United's continued innovative and forward-looking approach to rebuilding our network to meet the travel needs of our customers."

Along with the announcement for more flights to India, United announced more flights to Hawaii and new routes to Africa.

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