Delta has recommenced its operations on the Mumbai (Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, CSMA) – New York (John F. Kennedy International Airport) sector after a decade — the United States-based carrier which previously flew non-stop from JFK to Mumbai in 2006 stopped its service in November 2008.
The airline then shifted operations to Hartsfield – Jackson Atlanta International Airport from CSMIA, however, due to low demand, it stopped the route in October 2009.
Earlier, Air India and United Airlines were the two key airlines flying direct between Mumbai and the USA.
GVK Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) managing Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport said in an official statement that “this daily non-stop 16-hour flight from Mumbai to New York-JFK hub offers easy access to passengers to the United States of America, Latin America and Canada with more than 50 onward destinations.”
Since the financial year 2018-2019, Mumbai airport has added several new airlines to its network. These include Virgin Atlantic, Jazeera, Rwandair, Air Tanzania, Star Air, and Uzbekistan Airways, among others.