Thursday, December 19, 2019

Delta Air to start direct India flights, has signed pact with Vistara

Mumbai: American carrier Delta Air Lines, which is starting direct flights to India after a decade this Christmas eve, has signed an interline agreement with Vistara and is open to looking at other commercial agreements, a senior executive said.

The flight to India “fills the last remaining hole in our worldwide network,” Jimmy Eichelgruen, director, sales for India, Africa and the middle east, for the Atlanta-based airline told ET in an interview. He added that 1.3 million people travel between the US and India (one way) every year. Air India and United Airlines are the only two other carriers offering direct flights between India and US.
Delta will connect New York to Mumbai on daily flights starting Dec 24. The flights will take off at 12:55 am from Mumbai and land at the JFK airport, New York at 6:35 am. A passenger landing at that time would have connections to more than 50 US cities on Delta flights in the subsequent four hours.
An economy ticket on the 16-hour long flight will cost Rs 58,861 while the most expensive business class ticket will cost Rs 1.91 lakh. For comparison, a 21-hour long Qatar Airways flight, that includes a stopover at Doha, costs about Rs 33,000.
The return flight will leave New York at 9:25 pm and land in Mumbai at 10:25 pm. The airline will operate a Boeing 777-200 LR (Long Range) aircraft on the route.
19/12/19 Anirban Chowdhury/Economic Times
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