Since 2015, Air India has been introducing a new route for nonstop US to India flights almost every year. Air India is bidding goodbye to 2018, with the launch of nonstop flights from New York to Mumbai to the pleasure of the growing Indian community in the Northeast USA. Air India’s new nonstop service from New York JFK Airport to Mumbai CSI Airport comprises three weekly flights operated on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
The inauguration of nonstop Air India flights between New York (JFK) and Mumbai (BOM) was marked with a cake cutting ceremony on December 7, 2018. New York-Mumbai nonstop service will complement the existing nonstop flights from New York to New Delhi and from Newark to Mumbai in Air India’s growing US-India travel network.
Interestingly, Air India’s New York to Mumbai nonstop service will be in competition with United Airlines’ Newark to Mumbai nonstop flights, and upcoming nonstop Delta flights to Mumbai from New York (or / and other hubs in the US). In May 2018, Delta Airlines announced its comeback to India with direct flights to Mumbai in 2019. However, there is yet no new update on Delta’s tentative date of return to India.
Notably, nonstop flights from New York to Mumbai on Air India hold good for Indians in the greater New York area particularly, and the Northeast US at large. If those in and around the greater New York area do ever find Air India’s or United Airlines’ Newark to Mumbai nonstop flights overbooked or overpriced, they can now book tickets for nonstop Air India flights from New York to Mumbai CSI Airport.
Boeing 777-300ER for Air India’s Nonstop New York to Mumbai Flights
Air India has deployed Boeing 777-300ER for New York to Mumbai service. Boeing 777-300ER can accommodate 342 travelers, including 303 in economy, 35 in business and 4 in the first class cabin. Unlike other airlines having the 3-4-3 configuration of economy seats on their aircraft for USA to India routes, Air India’s Boeing 777-300ER has the 3-3-3 configuration of economy seats ensuring enough space for smooth movement during boarding and disembarking.
Business class seats on Air India’s Boeing 777-300ER for JFK to BOM nonstop flights are similar to the seats in Boeing 787-8’s business cabin. Air India also operates New York JFK to Delhi IGI flights with Boeing 777-300ER, on which both business and economy seats are comfortable, according to many travelers from the US.
Air India’s Baggage Allowance for New York to Mumbai Nonstop Flights
Baggage allowance for Air India’s nonstop flights to Mumbai from New York JFK Airport is the same as that for airline’s nonstop flights on other routes between USA and India. As Air India’s check-in baggage policy goes, economy passengers are entitled to 2 check-in bags, each weighing up to 23 kg for free. Air India’s free baggage allowance for business class travelers permits 2 check-in bags of 32 kg each on New York to Mumbai flights. If the weight of one’s check-in baggage exceeds permissible limits, additional baggage fees apply.
“Our Indian customers in Washington DC, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Philadelphia, Virginia, Maryland and Maine are happy about the seamless connectivity to Mumbai from John F. Kennedy Airport, as they can easily reach New York by road,” said the chief customer relations officer of IndianEagle.com, a most trusted air ticketing agency for Indians in the United States.
Air India’s plans to launch nonstop Los Angeles to India flights, and nonstop flights from Dallas to New Delhi are still underway. Also read about the upcoming undersea, high-speed train from UAE to Mumbai, India.