Next Year, Delta Air Lines will begin nonstop flights between the United States and Mumbai, India by linking the US with one of its strongest trading partners. The full schedule details will be announced later this year.
Currently, Air India flies nonstop from Delhi and Mumbai to American destinations like New York, Newark, Chicago, San Francisco and Washington. United is the only American carrier which has daily direct flights from its Newark hub to Delhi and Mumbai.
The announcement of restart the nonstop flights to India “follows agreements between the U.S. and the governments of the United Arab Emirates and Qatar to address the issue of government subsidies provided to state-owned carriers in those nations. The framework created by the agreement allows Delta to move forward with service to India, a market long impacted by government-subsidized Middle Eastern airlines.”
The Delta Airline will resume its nonstop flights from US to Mumbai, India, which was forced to exit the market due to the impact of government-subsidized Middle Eastern airlines.
Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian said, “It is exciting to be able to announce Delta Air Lines’ return to India from the US. we are thankful to the president for taking real action to enforce our Open Skies trade deals, which made this new service possible.”
Delta Air Lines also intends to expand its existing codeshare relationship with partner Jet Airways to provide seamless connections to other destinations within India.
Delta airlines are also known as Delta. Its headquarters and the largest hub is in Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. Delta is one of the four founding members of the SkyTeam airline alliance and operates joint ventures with Aeromexico, Air France-KLM, Alitalia, Korean Air, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, and WestJet.