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Wed, 1 May 2019

Delta to Launch Flights Between New York's JFK Airport and Mumbai, India

Delta has unveiled plans to launch flights between New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and Mumbai, India beginning 22 December 2019.

Delta will operate the route with newly renovated Boeing 777-200LR aircraft configured with four classes: Delta One suite, Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfort + and Main Cabin.

The flight is scheduled to depart from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) at 21:15 and arrive at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (BOM) at 22:50 the following day. The return leg is timed to depart BOM at 00:50 and land at JFK at 06:35.

Delta Boeing 777 reg: N701DN. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.

"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. "This route would not be possible without the administration's ongoing efforts to enforce fair competition in international travel, ensuring that consumers enjoy a wide range of choices as they travel the globe."

Delta first offered a service between the U.S. and Mumbai in 2006, but was forced to suspend the service in 2009 as illegally subsidized Middle East carriers made the route untenable.

"Subsidies pose a serious threat to American workers," said Peter Carter, Delta's Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer. "Every long-haul route lost or foregone to subsidized Middle East carrier competition costs more than 1,500 American jobs, so we are pleased to bring this route back into service thanks to landmark agreements the Trump administration reached with Qatar and the U.A.E."

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