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Delta plans to fly to India in 2019

 
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iah87
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 11:49 pm    Post subject: Delta plans to fly to India in 2019 Reply with quote

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/24/delta-plans-first-nonstop-flights-from-the-us-to-india-in-a-decade.html

Delta has announced that they will fly to India (BOM) from either ATL or JFK in 2019.

My opinion is that they fly from ATL to BOM. They just don't have enough connecting traffic at JFK so have to rely entirely on O & D. However with the price of oil going up this is not final and they may shelve the plans.
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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 5:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If United is successful on the EWR BOM sectory and Air India too, i think Delya Airlines will also do well with JFK BOM sector and not ATL BOM.
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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 3:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Delta plans to fly to India in 2019 Reply with quote

iah87 wrote:
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/24/delta-plans-first-nonstop-flights-from-the-us-to-india-in-a-decade.html

Delta has announced that they will fly to India (BOM) from either ATL or JFK in 2019.

My opinion is that they fly from ATL to BOM. They just don't have enough connecting traffic at JFK so have to rely entirely on O & D. However with the price of oil going up this is not final and they may shelve the plans.


I really doubt delta shelves their plans for the nonstop. Other reports suggest it will be JFK-BOM. I wonder if this will hurt AIs flight? i think UA will be fine. The timings DL picks will be interesting. If its UAs timings, then they basically are real lying on US pax plus BOM and a few late night indian connections that 9W flies. If it is like AI )or say a 5pm departure), they are relying on connections on both sides. I hope for a 5/6pm JFK departure just to give choice with an early arrival in BOM and then hopefully a 5am arrival into JFK
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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As usual, DL's bogus argument about the Gulf carriers has no merit. It's not as if the big Gulf carriers are cutting frequencies to India. They're just halting further 5th freedom operations through Europe to North America.

This is PR theater at its most transparent.

In reality, it's just that the US-India market is now more premium friendly (DL's prior premium product was junk and couldn't compete with what other carriers offered), DL has more efficient aircraft that can fly nonstop to India, the Gulf carriers are capacity constrained by bilaterals into India, and the Jet partnership and the existence of T2 in BOM allows for better connectivity on the India side.
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