New flight will take Air India’s India-US frequency to 47 non-stop flights per week
Air India, has announced the launch of a new flight connecting Mumbai with New York from February 2023 as part of the strengthening and expansion of its global footprint.
The new Mumbai-New York service will operate daily to John F Kennedy International Airport using B777-200LR aircraft, and will commence Feb 14, 2023, India’s leading airline announced Nov 23.
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It will complement Air India’s existing daily service from Delhi to New York area’s John F Kennedy International Airport and four weekly flights to Newark Liberty airport. This takes Air India’s India-US frequency to 47 non-stop flights per week.
A Star Alliance member, Air India also announced new flights connecting Mumbai with New York, Paris and Frankfurt, and the resumption of non-stop flights connecting Delhi with Copenhagen, Milan and Vienna.
This expansion comes as the airline continues to make progress in augmenting its fleet with newly- leased aircraft, and the return of existing aircraft to active service, Air India said in a press release.
With the resumption of these flights, Air India will serve 7 cities in Europe with 79 weekly non-stop flights – 48 to the United Kingdom and 31 to Continental Europe.
Commenting on this expansion, Campbell Wilson, CEO and MD, Air India, said, “A key element of our five-year transformation plan, Vihaan.AI, is to strengthen India’s global network, connecting India’s major cities with even more destinations.”
“The introduction of these new non-stop flights to New York, Milan, Vienna, Copenhagen, Paris and Frankfurt, is another step in that journey, which will accelerate as our aircraft fleet expands. We look forward to welcoming guests and sharing Air India’s warm Indian hospitality with them,” he said.
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Mumbai – New York (JFK) Schedule from Feb 14, 2023
Flight No Airport Departure Airport Arrival type Frequency
AI 0119 BOM 00:55 JFK 06:55 B777-200LR Daily
AI 0116 JFK 10:55 BOM 11:35 + 1 B777-200LR Daily
Bookings for the new flights, except Paris and Frankfurt, are now open. Paris and Frankfurt schedules, and the opening of bookings, will be announced separately.
After 69 years as a Government-owned enterprise, Air India and Air India Express returned to the Tata group in January 2022. The present management at Air India is driving the five year transformation roadmap under the aegis of Vihaan.AI to establish itself as a world-class global airline with an Indian heart, according to the release.
Vihaan.AI is Air India’s transformational roadmap over five years with clear milestones. It will be focussing on dramatically growing both its network and fleet, developing a completely revamped customer proposition, improving reliability and on-time performance.
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The airline will also be taking a leadership position in technology, sustainability, and innovation, while aggressively investing in the best industry talent. it said. Vihaan.AI is aimed at putting Air India on a path to sustained growth, profitability and market leadership.