Air India, a Tata Group-owned Indian full-service carrier, announced on Monday that it will be resuming its non-stop service between Mumbai and New York-JFK airport starting February 14, 2023.
It is worth noting that the direct flight between Mumbai And New York (JFK) has been suspended by the carrier in 2019 after the Covid-19 pandemic. The new flight, which will operate daily, is the third non-stop Air India service from Mumbai to the US, joining flights to Newark and San Francisco.
The airline aims to develop Mumbai as a significant hub, providing maximum international connectivity between India and the rest of the world.
The new flight will take Air India’s India-US frequency to 47 non-stop flights per week, and with the addition of flights to Canada, the airline will offer a total of 61 non-stop flights every week between India and North America.
Flight Schedule and Aircraft
As per the details shared by the Airline, the first flight from Mumbai to New York (AI 119) will depart at 00:55 hrs. and arrive in New York at 06:55 hrs. (local time) on the same day.
The return flight (AI 116) will depart New York at 10:55 hrs. (local time) and arrive in Mumbai at 11:35 hrs. the next day.
It may be noted here that the above-mentioned flights will be operated with the newly inducted Boeing 777-200LR aircraft which has a total of 238 seats in a three-class configuration and is primarily used on long-haul routes.
There are 8 flat bed seats in First Class, 35 angled-flat seats in Business, and 195 standard Economy Class seats.
Improving Connectivity with India’s Major Cities and Global Destinations
Campbell Wilson, CEO & MD of Air India, said that improving connectivity between India’s major cities and major global destinations is a key element of Air India’s Vihaan.AI transformation.
The addition of the new service from Mumbai to New York JFK, following the launch of non-stop flights from Mumbai to San Francisco, underscores the airline’s commitment to developing Mumbai as a major international hub.