Delta welcomes cargo potential of New York-JFK—Mumbai service


Delta Air Lines is just days away from its first flight between New York-JFK and Mumbai. The service, set to begin on Sunday, 22 Dec. 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:

DL25Mumbai at 12:55 a.m.New York- JFK at 6:25 a.m.
DL24New York- JFK at 9:15 p.m.Mumbai at 10:35 p.m. (next day)

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

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Delta has grown its presence in New York City by over 65 percent in the last 10 years and today operates more than 500 peak-day departures from its hubs at LaGuardia Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport – including more than 200 daily departures from JFK, where Delta and its partners serve 43 international destinations in more than 30 countries.

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