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Air India To Start Daily New York to Mumbai Non-Stop Flights Effective February 14, 2023

Posted on Nov 24th, 2022 by Renu Dahiya, Last updated Nov 24th, 2022, Leave a Comment

Looking to fly from USA to India? Here’s a piece of good news for you! Air India, the national carrier of India, will start operating nonstop flights between New York and Mumbai from February 14, 2023. Amazing, right? Now, you’ll be able to fly nonstop from JFK to BOM and vice versa without any hassles. Let’s look at some of the details about Air India’s new nonstop route, its flight operations, history, schedule, bookings & more. 

Changing Scenarios – Past, Present, & Future

At the moment, Air India only operates a one-stop flight from New York to Mumbai via Delhi. No nonstop flights have been operational on this route. But, from February 2023, you will be able to fly nonstop from JFK to BOM with Air India. 

The airline shared a tweet on Tuesday i.e. November 15, 2022 – “Fly daily and non-stop from Mumbai to New York, on the luxurious B777-200LR. Daily flights start on 14th February 2023 with us. Fly non-stop”.

Here’s a glimpse of a tweet shared by Air India –

About The Aircraft That Will Be In Use

Air India Boeing 777-2000LR aircraftAir India will be using the luxurious Boeing 777-2000LR aircraft for these nonstop flights. It has three cabin configurations, with 8 seats in First Class, 35 seats in Business Class, and 195 seats in Economy Class. 

Suggested Read – Check out our handy guide to Air India baggage allowance policy here and pack efficiently when you next plan to fly with Air India. 

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Flight Schedule For Air India New York-Mumbai Nonstop Flight 

  • New York to Mumbai – Flight AI 116 will depart from New York’s JFK Airport at 10:55 AM on Tuesday, Feb 14, 2023, and arrive at Mumbai’s CSMI Airport at 11:35 AM on Wednesday, Feb 15, 2023. The duration of the flight will be 14 hours and 10 minutes. 
  • Mumbai to New York – Flight AI 119, will depart from Mumbai’s CSMI Airport at 12:55 AM on Tuesday, Feb 14, 2023, and arrive at New York’s JFK Airport at 6:55 AM on Tuesday, Feb 14, 2023. The duration of the flight will be 16 hours and 30 minutes. 
Flight No.Departure AirportDeparture TimeArrival AirportArrival Time
AI 119Mumbai (BOM)12:55 AM (Tuesday, Feb 14, 2023)New York (JFK)06:55 AM (Tuesday, Feb 14, 2023)
AI 116New York (JFK)10:55 AM (Tuesday, Feb 14, 2023)Mumbai (BOM)11:35 (+1) AM (Wednesday, Feb 15, 2023)

History of JFK-BOM Non-Stop Flights | Why Were They Suspended?

Air India started nonstop direct services from Mumbai to New York (JFK) in December 2018. The airline operated three flights per week (Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday) between these locations. But, in February 2019, Air India decided to discontinue their nonstop direct flight between New York and Mumbai, owing to poor demand. According to the officials of Air India, the New York-Mumbai flight operation was causing huge losses to the airline. 

Problem – Thus, the airline suspended these flights due to the closure of Pakistan Airspace. The flight operation was expected to be started in June 2019. However, the company decided to not resume the operation. The spokesperson of Air India said – “The flight has been discontinued owing to poor load factor or low seat occupancy.” 

Solution – But, from February 2023, the airline will start operating nonstop flights from Mumbai to New York and vice versa on daily basis. And, the bookings for the same have been started. You can book these flights anytime with us. For now, there are a number of options you can choose from. 

Other Upcoming USA-India Nonstop Flights by Air India

With these new advancements, traveling from the USA to India is now easier. If you want to know about the other direct routes, here’s the entire list of non-stop flights from USA to India and back. 

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About Renu Dahiya | View Posts

Renu Dahiya is a passionate writer who worships her profession. Her love for writing has encouraged her to pursue her career as a writer. Her friends call her a “travel worm” and always come to her to know some interesting traveling tips and destinations. Renu is a repository of knowledge about traveling who knows which place should be visited in which season. Oh yes, she is insanely in love with dancing too. Writer, traveler and dancer, a perfect combination! Without a doubt, she is a complete package.

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