Air India launches new nonstop New York JFK-Mumbai flight

The number of weekly flights from JKF increases to 10.

Air India will start a new nonstop flight from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to Mumbai on December 7. The thrice-a-week direct flight will fly on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. The flight will depart JFK at 11:05 am and arrive in Mumbai the next day at 12:10 pm.

A cake cutting ceremony for the inaugural AI105 was held at the Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai on Thursday. The cake was cut by Mukesh Bhatia, the Western Region Director of Air India.

The New York-New Jersey area has the largest Indian American population in the nation.

The airline will use Boeing 777-300ER, which can carry more than 340 passengers, in the sector.

With the addition of the new flight, the number of weekly flights from JFK to India will increase to 10. At the moment, there are 33 weekly flights from New York, Newark (NJ) Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington, DC, to two Indian cities, Delhi and Mumbai.

Air India has steadily increased its US operations in the past three years.

The airline launched a thrice-a-week non-stop flight from San Francisco to Delhi in December 2005, the first direct service between the West Coast and India. In November 2016, it doubled the number of flights from San Francisco.

In July 2017, Air India launched nonstop flight from Washington, DC, to Delhi. The flight operates on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

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