This route establishes a link between the financial capitals of two large trade partners and boosts competition, choice and options for customers travelling between the US and India.
"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, CEO, Delta. "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."
The JFK-Mumbai flight will be operated out of Delta's premier international gateway at New York-JFK, and will offer convenient connections from more than 50 communities throughout the US, Canada and Latin America.
Demand for flights between the US and India has increased significantly in the last decade, and New York is the largest US market to India with the largest base of corporate customers.