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Air India raises JFK International-Mumbai connection to ten flights a week

Air India Boeing 777-300ER, in Star Alliance livery

Air India has revealed it has boosted its connections to the United States this week by announcing the introduction of three new non-stop flights covering the JFK International to Mumbai route.

As of 7 December of this year the new route, operated by Air India’s Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, depart at 1105 from JFK on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday on 777-300ER planes. They will arrive in Mumbai at 12:10 the following day.

Commenting on the new route, Bhuvana Rao, Air India’s regional head in the Americas, highlighted how the new flights reflect the growth of India as a hot spot for North American travellers when she said:

“The additional New York to Mumbai non-stop service reflects the growing popularity of India as a business and leisure destination. Our flights are also among the most convenient for passengers travelling beyond Mumbai and Delhi, with customs and immigration formalities completed at the final destination on select connecting flights to major cities across India.”

Mumbai skyline

All flights to India from the US feature convenient transfers onto from the US Indian destinations, such as Bangalore, Amritsar, Hyderabad, Chennai, and Pune.

The airline already operates a daily service between New York’s most well-known airport and the Indian capital and the new flights will take this coverage from seven flights a week to ten. And, increasing Air India’s total non-stop services from the US to India to the US to 36 nationwide, including Newark-Delhi (daily), Chicago-Delhi (daily), Washington-Delhi (weekly) and San Francisco-Delhi (nine times a week).

To celebrate the launch Air India is offering special fares on the new route, good for travel from 9 December  2018 to 11 May, 2019. All of Air India’s non-stop flights from the United States feature first, business, and economy class.

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