NEW DELHI: Direct connectivity between India and the US is all set to improve from next year with Delta Air Lines going to begin nonstops flights America and Mumbai. Currently, Air India- which stares at an uncertain future - flies from Delhi and Mumbai nonstop to American destinations like New York, Newark, Chicago, San Francisco and Washington. United in the only American carrier which has daily direct flights from its Newark hub to Delhi and Mumbai. Delta will announce schedule details later this year.
Delta says the decision to restart nonstop to India "follows agreements between the US and the governments of the United Arab Emirates and Qatar to address the issue of government subsidies provided to state-owned carriers in those nations. The framework created by the agreement allows Delta to move forward with service to India, a market long impacted by government-subsidized Middle Eastern airlines. This move will mark a return to India for Delta, which was forced to exit the market after subsidized state-owned airlines made service economically unviable."