American Airlines Cargo is introducing a daily service from New York John F. Kennedy International Airport to New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport, starting tomorrow (12 November). It marks the first time American has served India since 2012.
A daily service between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru will follow in early 2022.
The New Delhi service will operate using a 777-300ER, the largest widebody in American’s fleet. The company said the service would connect commodities such as leather products, textiles, ready-made garments, pharmaceuticals, machinery, and technology parts with destinations around the world.
“India is a really exciting market for our cargo business and we are delighted to be returning to these key destinations. There has long been a demand from our customers in the region for a direct link with New York, and we anticipate strong support for the service,” said American Airlines Cargo’s sales director – EMEA & APAC Tim Isik.
The company’s GSSA in India is Air Logistics, who will be selling outbound cargo capacity from New Delhi to New York.
“Recent capacity constraints to the US have created huge demand for air cargo capacity ex-India and at such times when stimulus is needed to reinvigorate, recharge and revive our economies, this new service is a huge boost,” said Air Logistics Group’s country manager India Sakshi Gupta. “We are ecstatic that the two largest production powerhouses of the world are on the cusp of being better connected through this new service.”