Delta Resuming This Nonstop Route First Time In Decade

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Delta plans to resume this nonstop service route for the first time in a decade thanks to a recent agreement reached with some help from the U.S. government. “Years-long dispute with three Persian Gulf airlines — Qatar Airways, Emirates and Etihad — which U.S. airlines said received government subsidies making it impossible for the U.S. carriers to compete in certain markets.”

In 2019, Delta will begin flying again from America to India. Currently only United flies nonstop from the United States to India.

Delta Resuming This Nonstop Route First Time In Decade

As reported by CNBC, Delta Airlines will fly nonstop from the U.S. to India for the first time in a decade, a decision the airline said was due to recent agreements over three of its Middle Eastern rivals’ practices.

The flights will begin next year and either depart from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport or Delta’s home base at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, but the airline has not made a final decision.

Delta’s announcement came after agreements this year appeared to put to rest a bitter, years-long dispute with three Persian Gulf airlines — Qatar Airways, Emirates and Etihad — which U.S. airlines said received government subsidies making it impossible for the U.S. carriers to compete in certain markets.

“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,” the company said in its announcement.

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Bottom Line

Next year, Delta will esume this nonstop service from the U.S. to India for the first time in a decade.

HT: CNBC

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Comments

  1. “thanks to a recent agreement reached with some help from the U.S. government.”

    So you actually believe this? You don’t mention that it has nothing to do with the talks between the US and the UAE and Qatar.

  2. Might want to update this to refer to US carriers:

    “Currently only United flies nonstop from the United States to India.“

    Air India flies nonstop to DEL from a number of US cities.

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