Delta Air Lines is set to launch their first flight between New York-JFK and Mumbai. The service, set to begin on Sunday 22 December 2019, from New York-JFK will be the only nonstop flight between the two cities. 

The start of this new flight will fill a missing piece of Delta’s network connecting the United States and India. The airline has scheduled a Boeing 777-200LR aircraft on the route providing extensive import and export opportunities for freight forwarders. Key export products from India are anticipated to be pharmaceuticals, automobile parts, perishables, courier shipments and general cargo.

“This is an exciting new route for us and the extensive connections from New York really plays to our network strength in the U.S providing customers with significant opportunities for import and export in a market that is seeing huge growth,” said Gonzalo Hernandez, Delta Cargo Sales, EMEAI.  “India has been the missing piece of our cargo portfolio and we are receiving a warm welcome back into the market from our customers and partners.” 

The timing of the flight into New York means that freight can connect through one of Delta’s largest hubs to more than 50 convenient onward connections throughout North America, Latin America and the Caribbean. For temperature sensitive freight, the expanded coolers in the New York warehouse ensure there is capacity, alongside the airline’s high-quality service, for pharmaceuticals.

The Mumbai-New York-JFK flight schedule will be as follows:

Flight Departs Arrives
DL25 Mumbai at 12:55 a.m. New York- JFK at 6:25 a.m.
DL24 New York- JFK at 9:15 p.m. Mumbai at 10:35 p.m. (next day)

Delta is supported in the market by their long-term partner Sharaf Cargo who will be the airline’s general sales agent for India.