Mumbai, May 3 : Delta Airlines will begin flying nonstop from Mumbai to New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport from December 24, 2019, the airline announced on Friday.
This route will establish a new link between the financial capitals of two large trade partners and boosts competition, choice and options for customers traveling between India and the United States. “Delta’s nonstop service between New York and Mumbai is the latest example of our international growth as we strive to connect the world better than any other airline,” said Ed Bastian, Delta’s chief executive officer.
Connecting through New York’s JFK, customers have access to more than 50 onward destinations throughout North America, Latin America and the Caribbean. Demand for flights between the US and India has increased by 60 per cent in the last decade, and New York is the largest US market to India with the largest base of corporate customers.
The new service between Mumbai and New York-JFK will become Delta’s second-longest flight, and the airline will deploy its newly renovated Boeing 777-200LR aircraft on the route, featuring the Delta One Suite – an all-suite business class cabin – as well as the premium economy offering Delta Premium Select, in addition to Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin options. (UNI)