Updated List Of Non-Stop Flights Between USA & India

Non-Stop Flights Between USA & India

Last Updated on Jan 25th, 2024 by Heena Ganotra, 15 comments

With the rise in demand for non-stop flights between USA and India, premium airlines keep trying to grab a larger share of the market. As a result, new non-stop flights are introduced between the two countries, thereby meeting the demand-supply chain.

The urge to meet family back in India, have aam panna, and celebrate life makes the Indian community in the USA book cheap India flight tickets in bulk. No wonder, airlines had to meet the increase in the number of travelers preferring to book non-stop or direct flights from USA to India and back. Let’s understand how many non-stop flights there are in total, the airlines flying on the route, and the duration.

List Of Non-Stop Flights Between USA and India

Flights Airline Status
New York to Mumbai (JFK-BOM) Air India Daily Service
San Francisco to Bangalore (SFO-BLR) Air India Mon-Tue-Fri
Chicago to Delhi (ORD-DEL) Air India Daily Service
Washington to Delhi (IAD-DEL) Air India Wed-Fri-Sun
New York to Delhi (JFK-DEL) Air India Daily Service
Newark to Delhi (EWR-DEL) Air India Tue-Thurs-Sat
San Francisco to Mumbai (SFO-BOM) Air India Wed-Thurs-Sat-Sun
New York to Mumbai (JFK-BOM) Air India Daily Service
San Francisco to Bengaluru (SFO-BLR) Air India Mon-Tues-Fri
Newark to Delhi (EWR-DEL) United Airlines Daily Service
Chicago to Delhi (ORD-DEL) United Airlines Temporarily Suspended
San Francisco to Delhi (SFO-DEL) United Airlines Daily Service
Newark to Mumbai (EWR-BOM) United Airlines Temporarily Suspended
New York to Delhi (JFK-DEL) American Airlines Daily Service
New York to Mumbai (JFK-BOM) Delta Airlines Suspended Indefinitely

Note: All these non-stop flights to India from USA also fly to USA from India.

Air India-Operated USA-India Non-Stop Flights  

USA-India Non-Stop Flights

1. San Francisco to Delhi Non-Stop Flights (SFO-DEL) 

Launched on 2nd Dec 2015, Air India San Francisco to Delhi flight was the first to connect these 2 major cities. The non-stop flight reduced the flight time by 6 hours, making it 15h 55m. This marked the beginning of USA-India non-stop flights.

2. Chicago to Delhi Non-Stop Flights (ORD-DEL)

With 14h and 35m as the flight time, Air India Chicago to New Delhi non-stop flights were launched with the aim to connect the two destinations that are used the most by both US and Indian travelers.

3. Washington to Delhi Non-Stop Flights (IAD-DEL) 

Launched in July 2017, this non-stop route for Air India Washington DC to Delhi gets a fair share of the India-USA traffic and continues to help travelers by reducing the flight time to 14h 15m. 

4. New York to Delhi Non-Stop Flights (JFK-DEL) 

Air India New York to New Delhi flights own this route as it was the first carrier in the world to complete the non-stop with their Boeing 747-300M way back in 1993. It was officially launched in 2018.

5. Newark to Mumbai Non-Stop Flights (EWR-BOM) 

After the demand for this route rose, Air India came to the travelers’ rescue and started non-stop flights to America and back. Air India EWR to Mumbai flights take around 14h 45m to reach the destination.  

6. San Francisco to Mumbai Non-Stop Flights (SFO-BOM)

Air India’s tweet read, “Fly direct from Mumbai to San Francisco, thrice a week, starting 15th Dec ’22, with round-trip fares from ₹1,02,837.” Prior to this, San Francisco to Mumbai flights were connecting flights.

7. New York to Mumbai Non-Stop Flights (JFK-BOM)

Air India flights from New York to Mumbai were not operational routes but this changed on 14 February 2023. Explore New York to Mumbai Non-Stop Flight for more information.

8. San Francisco to Bengaluru Non-Stop Flights (SFO-BLR)

Air India SFO to BLR flights launched the first-ever nonstop service b/w the 2 destinations in Jan ’21. While it was suspended because of the Russia-Ukraine war, the SFO-BLR route resumed on 2 Dec ’22.

– Suspended | Chicago to Hyderabad Non-Stop Flights (ORD-HYD)

The first non-stop flight left Chicago on 13 Jan ’21 & arrived at Hyderabad on Jan 15. While non-stop Hyderabad to Chicago flights were an instant hit among travelers, the route is currently suspended.

United-Operated USA to India Non-Stop Flights

USA to India Non-Stop Flights

1. Chicago to Delhi Non-Stop Flights (ORD-DEL)

Non-stop Chicago to Delhi flights were launched by United Airlines on 10 Dec ’20. Air India also operates non-stop flights on this route, thus giving travelers a choice.

2. Newark to Delhi Non-Stop Flights (EWR-DEL) 

In direct competition with Air India, EWR to DEL flights offer non-stop travel and complete the journey in 14h which is around 20 mins more than what the former takes.

– Suspended | San Francisco to Delhi Non-Stop Flights (SFO-DEL) 

Launched in 2019, SFO to DEL flights spoilt travelers for choice. While it took 15h 55m as the flight time, United Airlines has suspended its flights on this route.

– Suspended | Newark to Mumbai Non-Stop Flights (EWR-BOM)

With two airlines working on the same route, the popularity of the route is pretty evident. However, for now, United Newark to Mumbai flights (non-stop) have been suspended.

American-Operated USA to India Non-Stop Flights

American Airlines Airplane

1. New York to Delhi Non-Stop Flights (JFK-DEL)

American Airlines launched this route on 12 Nov ’21. It was almost after a decade since AA terminated its non-stop flight operations from Chicago to Delhi in 2012. American Airlines flies daily on this route.

Flight Departure Dep. Time Arrival Arr. Time EQP Frequency
AA 292 JFK 18:51 DEL 20:30 777-2 Daily
AA 293 DEL 00:55 JFK 07:04 777-2 Daily

Delta-Operated USA-India Non-Stop Flights

USA-India Non-Stop Flights Operated by Delta

– Suspended | New York to Mumbai Non-Stop Flights (JFK-BOM)

Delta Air Lines launched its first-ever non-stop travel from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to Mumbai beginning 22 Dec 2019. New York to Mumbai flights establish a link between the financial capitals of two large trade partners and boost competition, choice, and options for customers traveling between the United States and India. However, this route has now been suspended indefinitely as it hasn’t operated post-COVID.

To Be Launched | Non-Stop USA-India Flights

 Non-Stop USA-India Flights

US-India non-stop flights operate from/to Delhi and Mumbai. Bangalore has long been left behind. Some airlines are, thus, trying to tap into this market to fulfill the demands of the passengers. 3 non-stop routes in the pipeline are as follows- 

  • San Francisco to Bangalore Non-Stop Flights by United(28 May 2022, Launch Delayed)
  • Seattle to Bengaluru Non-Stop Flights by United – (No official date released yet)
  • Seattle to Bengaluru Non-Stop Flights by American Airlines- (March 2022, Launch Delayed)

1. San Francisco to Bangalore Non-Stop by United (SFO-BLR)

This route was likely to go live on 6 May 2021 and then on 28 May 2022. It got delayed both times. However, the plan to launch this route is in the pipeline.

2. Seattle to Bangalore Non-Stop Flights by United Airlines

United Airlines daily non-stop Seattle to Bangalore flight was supposed to go live by Oct ’20. It was, however, postponed due to COVID-19. No new information has been released on the same.

3. Seattle to Bengaluru Non-Stop Flights by American Airlines

This route was supposed to go live in Feb ’20 but was delayed due to COVID. Later, it was scheduled for March ’22. However, now, it has been delayed further.

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FAQs

Q: Are non-stop flights different from direct flights from USA to India?

Ans: Yes. There is indeed a difference between non-stop and direct flights. Non-stop flights take you to the destination without making any stops. On the other hand, direct flights take 1-2 stops without the flight number changing. In other words, a passenger can keep sitting in the plane when it takes a halt while other passengers deboard.

Q: Do direct flights to India operate from USA?

Ans: Yes, there are plenty of direct USA to Delhi flights, India that fly from USA and also direct flights from India to USA. 

Q: What is the time difference between India and USA?

Ans: USA has 9 different time zones while India has only one. The exact time difference between India and USA depends on which part of USA you travel to. For instance: India is ahead of Washington by 10 hours and 30 minutes. However, during Daylight Saving Time (DST), which begins in mid-March and ends in mid-November, the time difference reduces to 9 hours and 30 minutes.

Q: What amenities are provided in the 777-300ER Business Class on non-stop flights?

Ans: Business Class passengers can enjoy a range of amenities, including lie-flat beds, in-flight entertainment systems, gourmet dining, and priority services throughout the journey. For more insider tips, Explore our detailed guide to Air India 777 300ER business class.

Q: How much do US to India direct flights cost?

Ans: Direct flights from USA to India are a bit cheaper than non-stop flights as the latter flies without any stops. If a non-stop flight costs $700, then a direct flight will cost somewhere around $640. 

Q: Can passengers pre-select their seats during the check-in process for non-stop flights?

Ans: Yes, Air India generally allows passengers to pre-select their seats during the online check-in process for non-stop flights, subject to availability. Follow our guide to learn about Air India’s Check-in Policy.

Q: What is the average flight time to India from USA?

Ans: The average flight time that non-stop flights to India take is between 14 to 17 hours. The route is 7 to 9 hours shorter than direct and connecting flights take. 

Q: What is the best airline for non-stop and direct flights to India or from India?

Ans: Air India direct flights to USA from India or back are the best as it has more leg space, more baggage allowance, and lesser prices.

Q: Do non-stop flights from New York to Mumbai operate?

Ans: Effective 7th December 2018, Air India did fly non-stop from Mumbai to New York and back thrice a week but the route was shut shortly after. It has been resumed now.

New York to Mumbai Non-Stop Flights

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  1. graliontorile says:

    There are some fascinating points in time on this article but I don’t know if I see all of them center to heart. There may be some validity but I’ll take hold opinion until I look into it further. Good article , thanks and we wish more!

  2. Ajit Dighe says:

    Any Nonstop flights from LAX to Bombay?

    1. Heena Ganotra says:

      Hello Ajit ji,

      No. There are no nonstop flights from LAX to Mumbai. However, there are plenty of more affordable options available with one or more stopovers. To get more information and assistance in finding the best travel option for your needs, we recommend reaching out to our experts. They are here to help you make the most informed decision. Feel free to give us a call at +1-585-948-2222 or join our live chat for immediate assistance. We’re dedicated to helping you find the most suitable flight arrangements. 🙂

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  3. Jigna says:

    There is only one airline, Air India flying non stop from EWR to BOM…. And the price is outrageous over $2000 for Economy. Will the price go down for the month of October 2022?

    1. Heena Ganotra says:

      Hello Jigna ji,

      Update: Would you mind giving us a call @ 1-585-948-0222 so we can run you through the best discounts we can offer? Our travel agents will understand the requirements and guide you accordingly. If calling us sounds like a hassle, we’d recommend you join the live chat. Here’s looking forward to helping you with flight bookings.

      Previous Reply: Kindly allow us some time to look into the prices and get back to you with details. Thank you!

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  4. R. J. says:

    As far as I understand, there are no direct flights operated by Delta Airlines, at least since the pandemic started. Would you be able to find out from them when they would start operating?

    1. Heena Ganotra says:

      Hello R.J. ji,

      You are right when you say that a lot of non-stop flights haven’t been working but these routes are the routes airlines plan to continue. About the exact date, we’ll confirm and let you know.

      Warm Regards,
      Team MyTicketsToIndia

      1. Kanwal says:

        Need 3 seats from us to Bangalore and then 3 back from Delhi to west palm going on the 27 of niv and back dec10

        1. Heena Ganotra says:

          Hello Kanwal ji,

          Thank you so much for dropping your query. It’ll be a pleasure to assist you. We’ve forwarded your details so someone from the team can get back to you with the best possible airfares. You can also get in touch with us by calling us @ +1-585-895-2226 or by joining the live chat (you’ll find the live chat on the right-hand-side of your screen).

          We hope you get the right fares and that your journey is a breeze. Take care. 🙂

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  5. Bhailal gala says:

    Denver to Mumbai deriect flight should start

    1. admin says:

      Dear Customer,

      Currently, there are no direct flights available from Denver to Mumbai and there is no certainty as to when the direct flights would be resumed. However, if you are planning to travel to Mumbai, we at MyTicketsToIndia can help you find affordable flights according to your preferences in regards to flight time, fastest flights, comfortable flights, etc. We hope to assist you with flight booking services and flight updates. Get in touch with our travel experts at 1-585-948-0222 for more details.

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  6. Prahladbhai says:

    NEWARK TO AHMEDABAD DIRECTFLIGHT

    1. Heena says:

      Hello Prahlad,

      Are you looking for a Newark to Ahmedabad direct flight? If you are, kindly give us a call @ 1-585-948-0222 so our travel agents can run you through the details. You can also join the live chat (you’ll find the chatbox towards your right).

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  7. JayantilalJ. Arya says:

    I wish to travel by AirIndia from Newark to Mumbai. The date will be 30 April 2021.. I preferBusiness class seat.

    1. Heena says:

      Hello Jayantilal Ji,

      We’ll love to help you out here. However, to do the same, we’ll request you to either drop your number so our executive can get in touch with you or give us a call @ 1-585-948-0222. You can even join the live chat (you’ll find the chatbox towards your right).

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